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Giant Pain for Braves

Posted By Bill Furey On Apr 12 2010 @ 1:58 am In Atlanta Braves | 2 Comments

The San Francisco Giants took 2 out of 3 from Atlanta this weekend. Game 1 ended in total heartbreak for the Braves losing in 13 inning on a walk off single by Aaron Rowand. Tim Hudson through an absolute gem in his season debut going 7 innings scattering 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 2 k’s only to let old man Billy Wagner let up a game tying home run in the 9th. Is it too early in the season for me to be worrying about Billy Wagner? I don’t think so at all. Tim Hudson looked like the Tim Hudson of old which I am ecstatic about, but come on Wagner. I had the luxury of catching a few Red Sox game last season at Fenway, and I’ve been all over him ever since. When I saw that the Braves had signed him I legit felt sick to my stomach. There is so much talent all over the league, and their own farm system is loaded with talent!

Atlanta bounced back in game 2 as Derek Lowe improved to 2-0 on the season. The “Say Hey Kid” (Jason Heyward) caught fire after going 0-5 (4 K’s) in game 1. Heyward got back into the swing of things literally. The hyped up phenom battled back to go 3-3 with a home run (2) and 2 RBI’s in the second game.

Game 3 resulted in more headaches for the Braves losing 6-3 in the bay series finale. Kenshin Kawakami (0-1) got the loss in yet another great Atlanta pitching performance going 6 full innings giving up 5 hits and only 2 runs. Giants ace Tim Lincecum was just too much for Atlanta to handle while¬† striking out 10. Lincecum is straight up filthy by the way. There isn’t another pitcher in the league today that can rival the talent this kid possesses. Highlights for the Braves include home runs by McCan, and Heyward once again.

Atlanta travels to San Diego Monday to start game 1 of 3 against the Padres. Jair Jurrjens gets his first start of the season in the first game of the set. Games 2 and 3 will be played at Petco park on Wednesday, and Thursday. Look for the Atlanta to sweep the set against an inferior San Diego Club.

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