Series preview: vs. Phillies

Series preview: vs. Phillies

When (TV): 1:05 p.m. Monday (SPSO); 7:10 p.m. Tuesday (WPCH); 1:05 p.m. Wednesday (SPSO)

Radio: 680 AM, 100.5 FM

Probable starting pitchers:

Monday: Braves RH Tommy Hanson (4-3, 4.06 ERA) vs. RH Joe Blanton (1-3, 5.63 ERA)

Tuesday: Braves RH Tim Hudson (5-1, 2.24 ERA) vs. LH Cole Hamels (6-3, 2.22 ERA)

Wednesday: Braves RH Derek Lowe (7-4, 4.86 ERA) vs. RH Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 5.04 ERA)

Monday’s matchup:

Hanson leads with the Braves with 62 strikeouts, 27 more than Derek Lowe. He is second in the National League in strikeouts per nine innings with 9.7, trailing only the Giants Tim Lincecum’s 10.9.

In his five starts this season, Blanton has a 1.80 ERA in the first five innings of games, allowing five earned runs in 25 innings. That number balloons to 14.46 in the sixth and seventh innings where he allowed 15 earned runs in 9-1/3 innings.

- Chris Vivlamore

21 comments Add your comment

Michael Procton

May 30th, 2010
2:31 pm

Just so nobody else will do it. Go BRAVES!

GamecockScott

May 30th, 2010
4:37 pm

MaSSaHH

May 30th, 2010
4:43 pm

3rd not bad, and too bad we can’t pound on halladay

JMAYNE

May 30th, 2010
4:56 pm

got a chance for first place tomorrow. and a good chance for two out of three. Hudson vs. Hamels should be good. Dare i say…..sweep (shhhh…dont tell the phils. You might wake up their bats.)

The Most Interesting Person In The World

May 30th, 2010
4:57 pm

I may not watch a lot of baseball, when I do I watch the Atlanta Braves. Stay thirsty my friends

bulldog bubba

May 30th, 2010
5:10 pm

Need to put K.K. in bullpen so he can get a win.

bigboi

May 30th, 2010
5:56 pm

Don’t look now but the Melk Man is coming!!!!!

Hunter

May 30th, 2010
7:30 pm

What do you all think about Wins and Losses as stats? There’s a new article on BR about it, using Braves players as examples. Check it out here — http://bleacherreport.com/articles/398961-quick-thoughts-on-wins-as-a-statistic

JJ

May 31st, 2010
1:36 am

Better get your tickets before its too late.

MetfanInATL

May 31st, 2010
1:55 am

to all you sissy braves fans! SWEEP??? these aint the Pirates we are talking about here!!! With a 3 – 13 record against NL East teams, I wouldn’t hold my breath!!!

BravesFan

May 31st, 2010
2:32 am

Sissy Braves Fans? GTFOH!!!

jddawg37

May 31st, 2010
3:15 am

Got one word for MetfanInATL……..LARRY, LARRY, LARRY!

willieg hates bill shanks

May 31st, 2010
5:55 am

ok braves fans heartache again this week so close you can feel it ,its not going yo happen ,the phillies will win 2of 3 and remain in first place so sorry charlie ,these so called great braves pitchers will be embarrassed as the phillie bats will come alive and the braves will wonder gee what happened.

willieg hates bill shanks

May 31st, 2010
5:57 am

oh by the way happy memorial day to all families of lost men and women , that served in the armed forces and lost there lives, TRUL;Y GOD BLESS AMERICA.

ryan

May 31st, 2010
6:29 am

hamels has a 3.82 era according to espn. Not a 2.22

Michael

May 31st, 2010
8:45 am

At least they don’t have to face Halladay.

DaveinNEPA

May 31st, 2010
10:03 am

The Phillies have been shutout 5 of the last 8 games. Hanson, Hudson and Lowe are just good enough to keep them slumping.

Mitchell

May 31st, 2010
10:06 am

willieg hates bill shanks

May 31st, 2010
5:57 am

oh by the way happy memorial day to all families of lost men and women , that served in the armed forces and lost there lives, TRUL;Y GOD BLESS AMERICA.

What a truly thoughtful, warm and heartful message to the people who sacrifice for our country from an obvious crystal methamphetamine user.

Who’d a thunk it?

You’re the best willie g.

yo-yo

May 31st, 2010
10:06 am

I hate both teams……

Brad

May 31st, 2010
10:49 am

3-13, where did you come up with that. The Braves are actually 6-11 (2 wins vs Florida, 2 vs. Philly and 1 vs both Washington and NY to this point). Granted, that’s still not good but it’s not 3-13.

We do though have to pick up our play within our own division. We are playing good baseball right now but without our success against the Central Division this season I don’t know where the Braves would be right now.

John Q. Public

May 31st, 2010
11:03 am

Funny how Glaus and Melky don’t such anymore now that they’re hitting.

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