Tonight, Chuck James (1-1, 7.88 ERA) faces Burke Badenhop (0-1, 7.00 ERA) as the Braves take on the Marlins. Last night’s game against the Marlins left some Braves fans with a sour taste in their mouth. After successfully hitting better than the fish last night, the Braves fell hard at the end of the game, leaving runners on base in every inning but the fifth. This seems to be a trend that the Braves hope to crack tonight.
Chuck James pitched well against the Dodgers; let’s hope that he can keep that up tonight. James had a 1.19 ERA against the Marlins in the past, a clutch statistic we’d like to hold onto.
We’ll have to keep our eyes on Hermida, a Marietta native who gives strength to the Marlins. Also, keep your eyes on Jeff Francoeur who has been less than himself the past two games. After running back to first base after a fly-out by McCann, Jeff pulled up in seeming pain. The remainder of the game, Francoeur didn’t have the drive he usually exhibits letting multiple obtainable balls fall in front of him.
Tonight we’ll have to hope to break our 2 game losing streak and get back up in the NL East rankings.
And also: happy birthday, Mr. Jones.
Tags: Burke Badenhop, Chipper Jones, Chuck James, Florida Marlins
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