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John Smoltz, RHP (10-5, 3.41)..... VS ..... Billy Traber, LHP (2-1, 5.14)

Smoltz tossed his third complete game of the season, limiting the Brewers to one run and five hits on Friday night. He has won six straight decisions and hasn't lost any of his past 11 starts. One of his other complete games came on June 7, when he limited the Nationals to two runs and four hits. He has posted a 2.63 ERA in his past nine starts.

Traber will face the Braves for the first time in his career. In his last start, Traber pitched seven-plus innings and gave up one run on four hits against the Mets. He struck out two batters and walked none. Traber was economical in his pitching, throwing 82 pitches, 59 of them strikes. Even more important, the Mets right-handed hitters went a combined 3-for-19 against Traber. He said he learned to be efficient during his time in New Orleans.

ATLANTA
1.  M. Giles 2B .267
2.  E. Renteria SS .305
3.  C. Jones 3B .331
4.  A. Jones CF .271
5.  J. Francoeur RF .258
6.  M. Diaz LF .344
7.  A. LaRoche 1B .266
8.  T. Pratt C .202
9.  J. Smoltz P .156

WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .289
2.  F. Lopez SS .268
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .291
4.  N. Johnson 1B .290
5.  A. Kearns RF .267
6.  A. Escobar CF .345
7.  B. Schneider C .236
8.  B. Castro 2B .125
9.  R. Ortiz P .091

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Oops, lost track of time.  Sorry fellas.  Thread unlocked now!

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Going to be tough against Smoltz but Traber beat Glavine last Friday, maybe he can do the same to Glavine's old teammate Smoltz.

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This is the test for Traber...let's see how he does tonight.   8)

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Nice start for Billy.  1-2-3 first.

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nice pitching Billy, especially against Chipper.

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let's continue on last night's success.

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nice walk, his patience finally pays off for once

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at least Lopez got to second.   :roll:

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Zimmerman chases another bad pitch.  He is in a little funk

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Ugh ... hate the hit and run there with Smoltz lacking control

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nice walk NJ

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Alright Austin...here's your chance buddy!  :pray:

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Runs would have been good there but at least Glavine's pitch count is already high.  Let's keep it high and get him out of the game early.

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Come on ump!!! WTF was that?? BS John Smoltz call. 28 pitches thrown by him though

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They were saying that's a key to dealing with Smoltz, outlasting them - no runs, but they did jack up the pitch count ...

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That's right Francouer.  Sit your loud-mouth ass down.

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Francoeur is such an awful hitter, he is going to have to learn how to take more pitches if he is going to be good long term

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somebody needs to sneak some icy-hot into Diaz's jock.

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That was nice hitting, Kearns should do alot more of that.

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Come on ump, call the game fair

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Oh my freaking.. Come on Joe!!  He is screwing Billy.  Billy has to get ahead of hitters to be successful

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DeePee   8)

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Nice job Bernie!!

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WOOOOO!! Nice play BERNIE!!