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Backs @ Braves: Game 3

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Very, very, very nice win last night. I was remarking (to myself probably) a week or so ago that Jeff Francoeur has not had a "walk-off moment" in quite some time. I honestly can't remember him having one at all this year, so it was really great to see him come through with a walk-off homerun in yesterday's game. It was also good for us to beat another top pitcher like Randy Johnson (okay, maybe he's not quite a top pitcher anymore, but he certainly looked like one against the Braves yesterday). That game also gives us confidence that we can come back in close games -- something we've had a problem with this year.

Yunel Escobar plays with a lot of emotion, and it came through extra intense in yesterday's game, especially when he was called out for interference late in the game. It occurred to me that his emotions might be way out of whack with his best friend Brayan Pena being designated for assignment two days ago, combined with having to sit out a couple of games because of the injury caused by Ryan Church's slide(s).

Old-man Glavine will try to match what Randy Johnson did on the mound yesterday, but with hopefully a better outcome than Johnson had.


Next Game

Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Atlanta Braves

Sunday, May 25, 2008, 1:35 PM EDT
Turner Field

Micah Owings vs Tom Glavine

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.

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Remember, no NAHWAL today.