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Open Thread 6/4: Cubs at Braves

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The familiar rubber game of the three game set kicks off tonight. But this rubber game will have more subplots than a soap opera. Where to start:

  • The Braves newly acquired speedster/power hitter/centerfielder/All-Star/all around great guy Nate McLouth will be in the lineup (hitting third no less)
  • Chipper batting cleanup
  • The Braves de facto ace, Jair Jurrjens, will face the Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano
  • Everyone will be talking about Tom Glavine and the way in which the Braves parted ways with him
  • Kris Medlen will be in the bullpen and may see action with the way Moylan, Soriano, and Gonzalez have been used the last couple of nights
  • This will be the first time Jurrjens has ever faced the Cubs
  • This will be Zambrano's third attempt at trying win career victory number 100
  • Can the Braves and Cubs avoid a third straight extra innings game

I am really looking forward to tonight's game, I hope the Braves can reward my excitement with a win.


Current Series

3 game series vs Cubs @ Turner Field

Tue 06/02 WP: Rafael Soriano ( - )
LP: Aaron Heilman ( - )
6 - 5 win
Wed 06/03 WP: Angel Guzman ( - )
SV: Kevin Gregg
LP: Jeff Bennett ( - )
2 - 3 loss

Chicago Cubs
@ Atlanta Braves

Thursday, Jun 4, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Turner Field

Carlos Zambrano vs Jair Jurrjens

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 75.

NAHWAL 6/4/09 - Cubs @ Braves

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