Open Thread 7/6: Braves at Phillies

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Last night, only Chipper Jones and Brian McCann were able to get legitimate hits against Roy Halladay. Gregor Blanco added a bunt single, but the only two to drive the ball with any type of authority were Mac and Chip. Facing Cole Hamels should lead to more offense. The Braves have hit 13 home runs off of Hamels in his 16 starts against them, and Matt Diaz getting his first start against a left-handed pitcher since returning from the DL should help as well. Troy Glaus and David Ross are now healthy enough to play, and it could not have come at a better time. Both are welcomed right-handed bats with very good plate discipline. My only qualm with the lineup today, is that Yunel Escobar is batting fifth. Despite none of the 6-8 hitters having home runs either, Diaz and Ross have more power and better on base skills right now.

In my opinion, how Jair Jurrjens performs will be more important than the outcome of the game. Jair had his best start of the season in his return from the DL and has performed well against the Phillies in the past.


 


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