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Open Thread 5/7: Braves at Cubs

May OUR mullet win the game!
May OUR mullet win the game!

Tommy Hanson (2 starts, 0-2, 5.23 ERA vs. Cubs) vs. Jeff Samardzija (6.1 IP, 4 ER vs. Braves)

  1. Michael Bourn - CF
  2. Martin Prado - LF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Brian McCann - C
  5. Dan Uggla - 2B
  6. Chipper Jones - 3B
  7. Jason Heyward - RF
  8. Tyler Pastornicky - SS
Chipper sports a .281 avg. with 26 HR in 107 games against the Cubs, but is only hitting .219 at Wrigley Field, his second-lowest average in any current NL stadium. Brian McCann has only hit .191 against the Cubs in his career. Heyward, on the other hand, has thrived against the Cubs, hitting .342 in 11 games and returns to the site of his first career grand slam home run. Alfonso Soriano has yet to hit a home run this year in 25 games (knock on wood), the fourth-longest streak of his career, but has hit 18 of them against the Braves in 51 games.

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