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Open Thread and Noc-A-Homa-Win-A-Lotta: Rockies at Braves (8/5)

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 Today's Starting Pitchers

 Chuck James
Braves
vs.
 Aaron Cook
Rockies
9-8 W-L 8-6
3.70 ERA 4.13
88 SO 56
50 BB 41
18 HR 13
vs.
Rockies
-- vs.
Braves

Game Time: 1:05 on

That was a fun one, aside from Doc Ock giving up a slam, but fortunately Huddy had tacked on two extra runs in addition to pitching a great game, so he totally gets the game ball. There was also a scary moment when Wicky nearly fell on his face as he was taking the final out over to first - anyone else notice this?

We had a bit of revenge going on last night, too: Matty got hit twice but homered, and that little bastard Tulowitzki grounded into a double play - almost good enough vengeance for the triple he turned against us earlier in the season, because the bases were loaded and the DP ended the inning. Seeing him throw his helmet in rage was nice - keep pissing Tulowitzki and company off today, Chuckie. We need to head in to New York on a high note.

Speaking of that, I was kind of let down when I heard they're flying in to New York Monday night, since they've got Monday off. Makes sense I guess, but I always like the idea of them leaving town straight from the ballpark, and hey, if they got there a day early they could like, psyche out the competition, you know, maybe throw some water balloons at David Wright as he's entering a night club? Oh well.

Oh, and I guess we'd better go ahead and snap up our tickets for the Blackout at Turner Field on August 14-16, because Bonds hit 755 last night, and if he continues on his torrid pace, it'll be at least a week before he hits another . . . You may have also heard that A-Rod hit number 500 on Friday, off of none other than Kyle Davies. He keeps giving me material, even when he's playing for another team. Stay tuned . . .

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