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2012 Season Game Thread 

Post#1 » by HMFFL » Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:26 pm

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April 5th:
ATL T. Hanson (R) @ NYM J. Santana (L)

Create a series thread if you want because it can always be merged here.

GO BRAVES!
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Post#2 » by bstrassburg » Thu Apr 5, 2012 3:56 pm

Line-up today for the Braves

1. Bourn CF
2. Prado 3B
3. McCann C
4. Uggla 2B
5. Freeman 1B
6. Diaz LF
7. Heyward RF
8. Pastornicky SS
9. Hanson P

Considering Matty D owns Santana, it's a good move to have him up in the 6 spot and keeps our Lefty/Righty Balance. I'm super pumped for this game and needless to say, I'm not getting much work done this afternoon.

The big question is, will Heyward make it 3/3 on hitting a homerun in his first at-bat of the season?

A few other news & notes:

Chipper is healing well, will be hitting in optional practice tomorrow and could be ready for the game on Tuesday. Braves may send him to Rome to get a few at-bats on Thursday before the home opener.

Also, the Mets moved in their fences again this year. Moved them up another 10 feet and lowered the wall. I have a feeling they'll be doing that in Miami next year if their stadium keeps playing like last night.
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Post#3 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 5:27 pm

Prado with the first hit of the season for the Braves, a single. Uggla is Santana's first strike out victim.
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Post#4 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 5:30 pm

Daniel Murphy with a 1 out dbl.
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Post#5 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 5:35 pm

Mets strand Murphy at 2b. Hanson getting the ball to the plate faster, without that hitch in his delivery.
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Post#6 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 5:41 pm

Freddie flied out to LF, Diaz flied out to RF, J Hey Ks.
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Post#7 » by bstrassburg » Thu Apr 5, 2012 5:41 pm

Heyward struck out :(
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Post#8 » by ATL Boy » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:04 pm

Shouldn't we be going after Santana? I mean isn't he rusty after not pitching in a game for 2 years.
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Post#9 » by bstrassburg » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:07 pm

Uggla error allowed Andres Torres to reach first, but Tommy Hanson picked him off!!!! Kris Medlen must be teaching everybody his pick-off move.
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Post#10 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:09 pm

Uggla 2 Ks, both chasing a ball in the dirt.
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Post#11 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:11 pm

Santana 4 IP 1 H 4 K


Bats need to wake up, this guy hasn't pitched at the Major league leave in what nearly 2 yrs.
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Post#12 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:17 pm

Nice DP to get Tommy out of that inning.
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Post#13 » by bstrassburg » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:21 pm

We always get dominated by left-handed pitchers, the only guy who can hit left-handed pitching on the team is Prado (and Diaz/Chipper when they're in the line-up).

Our best bet is to have good at bats against Santana, get him up to his limit of 85 pitches and then dominate the Mets bullpen.
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Post#14 » by HMFFL » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:21 pm

I always love with a runner gets thrown out on first. Nice job Hanson.
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Post#15 » by ATL Boy » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:21 pm

Lets go Diaz, finally
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Post#16 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:21 pm

Freddie Ks, Matty D with a 1 out dbl
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Post#17 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:22 pm

J Hey pop out to short LF (first pitch)
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Post#18 » by HMFFL » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:25 pm

Nemesis21 wrote:J Hey pop out to short LF (first pitch)


If it's a good pitch, fine, but I wish he would take more time. I realize it can be difficult to hold off.
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Post#19 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:26 pm

Pastornicky with a 2 out walk, started count down 0-2.
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Post#20 » by bstrassburg » Thu Apr 5, 2012 6:27 pm

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Nemesis21 wrote:J Hey pop out to short LF (first pitch)


If it's a good pitch, fine, but I wish he would take more time. I realize it can be difficult to hold off.


I thought Bobby Cox said he was too patient. :dontknow:

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