Next-day preview vs. Cardinals

Next day for Braves

Who: at Cardinals

When: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

TV; radio: PTV; 680 AM, 100.5 FM

Tuesday’s matchup: Braves RH Derek Lowe (3-1, 5.24 ERA) vs. RH Chris Carpenter (2-0, 3.60)

* Lowe is a career-worst 1-6 with a 6.69 ERA in seven starts against the Cardinals including 0-3 with an 8.80 ERA in three at new Busch Stadium. That’s also his worst record and ERA at any ballpark. Ryan Ludwick is 6-for-10 with two homers against him, Matt Holliday is 18-for-32 (.563) with one homer and nine RBI, and Albert Pujols is 7-for-20 with a homer.

* Carpenter is 2-2 with a 6.31 ERA in seven starts against the Braves, including a Sept. 13 loss in which he allowed nine hits and seven runs in six innings, his worst home start in two years. Troy Glaus is 5-for-18 with two home runs against him and Brian McCann is 2-for-7 with a homer, while Nate McLouth is 4-for-16.

* DAVID O’BRIEN

6 comments Add your comment

BMac

April 26th, 2010
6:55 pm

Skip, can you explain the infield fly rule. Skip goes ballistic.

thunderbull56

April 26th, 2010
7:28 pm

Suck it up and prepare for another road sweep sufferers.Between the let’s keep doing the same thing and expect different results manager and the first pitch swingers and the inept defense,well.

Marvel Goose

April 27th, 2010
12:40 am

This team is falling apart and all I see happening is Cox holding on and hoping that the law of averages will save him.Some people either need to be sat down or sent down. It’s time for an Animal House Moment — “this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.” Heck, put Ted Turner back in a uniform!

NORRIS

April 27th, 2010
1:25 pm

Something needs to be done to light a fire under them. The problem is this is Bobbys last year and he isnt going to want changes. That means no firing of TP or anybody else. we are going to see this team sink or swim. They may make trades but that wont happen until later in the year. The Braves could be way out of it by then and a trade then would be futile.
so, where do we stand? We stand amonst the waiting. We wait and see what happens and in the meantime we continue to go to bed with our lips poked out.
We need a win.

Sg

April 27th, 2010
1:48 pm

You don’t get it. The Braves are already out of it.

Chumper

April 27th, 2010
2:33 pm

Infield fly rule: Catch the ball, watch the base runners, not the chick in the stands.

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