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Open Thread 8/16: Braves vs. Dodgers

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The Braves try to continue their excellent home play in tonight's series finale against the Dodgers. The pitching matchup features two talented young right-handers: Tommy Hanson and Chad Billingsley. Let's hope that Big Red can continue his current hot streak (4 straight starts with no more than 1 earned run allowed) and that the Braves can carry over some of yesterday's offense. Lord knows Tommy could use some runs behind him--and some good defense, too.

Here's the lineup (J-Hey is back!):

1) Infante, 2B
2) Heyward, RF
3) Gonzalez, SS
4) McCann, C
5) Glaus, 1B
6) Conrad, 3B
7) Ankiel, CF
8) Cabrera, LF
9) Hanson, SP

Maybe if our hitters just pretend that Vicente Padilla is pitching again, we can get another blowout. Regardless, I think we're going to see another excellent outing from Hanson against the weak Dodger lineup. Go Braves!