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Open Thread 8/9: Braves at Astros: Mike Minor Day

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Here's to Mike Minor dominating the Astros lineup and finishing off the season strong in the Atlanta Braves rotation.
Here's to Mike Minor dominating the Astros lineup and finishing off the season strong in the Atlanta Braves rotation.

Mike Minor's debut is the highlight of today, and is something I'm sure all of us have been eagerly anticipating since it was announced. Minor's strikeouts this year have been superb but his walks have been higher than expected. Once thought of as a contact pitcher, Minor has completely shed that image as he tore through double and triple-A this season. The Braves have their A lineup back on the field to support Minor, who will hopefully leave the stadium 1-0. The majority of you selected 4-6 as the amount of strikeouts he'll get tonight. I went with seven, let's see where he ends up!


Lineup

Atlanta Braves @ Houston Astros

08/09/10 8:05 PM EDT

Atlanta Braves Houston Astros
Omar Infante - 2B Michael Bourn - CF
Jason Heyward - RF Angel Sanchez - SS
Chipper Jones - 3B Jeff Keppinger - 2B
Brian McCann - C Hunter Pence - RF
Eric Hinske - LF Carlos Lee - LF
Troy Glaus - 1B Chris Johnson - 3B
Rick Ankiel - CF Brett Wallace - 1B
Alex Gonzalez - SS Jason Castro - C
Mike Minor - P Bud Norris - P