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Open Thread 8/8: Braves vs. Phillies

Tim Hudson vs. Kyle Kendrick

  1. Michael Bourn - CF
  2. Martin Prado - LF
  3. Jason Heyward - RF
  4. Chipper Jones - 3B
  5. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. David Ross - C
  8. Paul Janish - SS
  9. Tim Hudson - P

The Braves need to figure out a way to beat Kendrick. They've beaten him only once in his 11 starts against them, and that was back in 2008. Now would be the perfect time to drop a second loss on him. Hudson and Kendrick faced off earlier this year at CBP in the game where McCann hit an eighth-inning grand slam. Atlanta has won eight of Hudson's last nine starts.

Their winning streak against the Phillies is over; time to start a new one. Go Braves!

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