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2012 Season Game Thread

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Post#1 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 8:26 am by HMFFL

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

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Post#2 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 10:56 am by bstrassburg

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 12:27 pm by Nemesis21

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 12:30 pm by Nemesis21

Daniel Murphy with a 1 out dbl.
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Post#5 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 12:35 pm by Nemesis21

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 12:41 pm by Nemesis21

Freddie flied out to LF, Diaz flied out to RF, J Hey Ks.
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Post#7 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 12:41 pm by bstrassburg

Heyward struck out :(
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Post#8 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:04 pm by ATL Boy

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:07 pm by bstrassburg

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:09 pm by Nemesis21

Uggla 2 Ks, both chasing a ball in the dirt.
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Post#11 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:11 pm by Nemesis21

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:17 pm by Nemesis21

Nice DP to get Tommy out of that inning.
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Post#13 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:21 pm by bstrassburg

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:21 pm by HMFFL

I always love with a runner gets thrown out on first. Nice job Hanson.
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Post#15 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:21 pm by ATL Boy

Lets go Diaz, finally
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Post#16 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:21 pm by Nemesis21

Freddie Ks, Matty D with a 1 out dbl
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Post#17 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:22 pm by Nemesis21

J Hey pop out to short LF (first pitch)
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Post#18 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:25 pm by HMFFL

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 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:26 pm by Nemesis21

Pastornicky with a 2 out walk, started count down 0-2.
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Post#20 Re: 2012 Season Game Thread
Thu Apr 5, 2012 1:27 pm by bstrassburg

HMFFL wrote:
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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