Open Thread 4/3: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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Atlanta's Paul Maholm opposes Roy Halladay of the Phillies in the second game of this three-game series. Discuss the game here.

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Paul Maholm vs. Roy Halladay

Evan Gattis will make his major-league debut today, catching and batting eighth, provided the forecast cooperates.

  1. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  2. Jason Heyward - RF
  3. Justin Upton - LF
  4. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  5. B.J. Upton - LF
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. Juan Francisco - 3B
  8. Evan Gattis - C
  9. Paul Maholm - P

Halladay was 0-2 in four starts against the Braves in 2012 with an ugly 11.21 ERA, including six home runs allowed in 17.2 innings. Overall, he's 4-3 with a 4.21 ERA. Freddie Freeman has three home runs among his seven hits against Halladay. The position players combined are hitting .330 (38-115, 8 HR) vs. Halladay, who is seeking his 200th career win.

Maholm vs. Phillies: 4-2, 5.16 ERA in nine starts; in 2012: 8 ER in 8.1 innings. Overall, Maholm pitched very well in Spring Training, winning four of his seven starts with a 1.53 ERA.

The game is to be aired on FSS television.

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