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Game Thread 9/2 Braves vs Phillies

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In which the Braves face a much more favorable pitching matchup

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Mike Minor Day Braves fans! I like that I can type that without it necessarily being irony.

In case you are the type of person who visits Talking Chop game threads but missed this news, the Braves were no hit yesterday. The good news is today the Braves will face Kyle Kendrick who unlike Cole Hamels is not an elite starting pitcher. In fact Kendrick is very bad. He has a 4.97 ERA, mediocre stuff, and an inability to command the ball. He is very prone to throwing fat pitches over the heart of the plate. Not saying the Braves will score any runs tonight cause this is the 2014 Atlanta Braves we are talking about. I will fully guarantee you though that he will not throw a no hitter today. If I am wrong I will post an article tomorrow of nothing but puppy gifs as pennance.

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ben Revere - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jimmy Rollins - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Andrelton Simmons - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Marlon Byrd - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ryan Howard - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Darin Ruf - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Evan Gattis - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Ruiz - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Chris Johnson - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Maikel Franco - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Tommy La Stella - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddy Galvis - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Kyle Kendrick - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mike Minor - LHP</td></tr></tbody>

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