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07-04-2008, 07:30 PM

Houston Astros (http://houston.astros.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=hou) @ Atlanta Braves (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=atl)

Friday, July 4 Turner Field | 7:30 PM ET

Brian Moehler, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=119215) (4-3, 3.82) Astros (40-46)



Tim Hudson, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=218596) (8-6, 3.31) Braves (40-46)


Scouting Report:


Astros: Moehler has been impressive since joining the rotation, and in his last two starts -- 6 1/3 innings, one run allowed against Texas and 5 2/3 innings, one run allowed against Boston -- he was particularly impressive. The 36-year-old right-hander is 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 12 career appearances (five starts) against the Braves.


Braves: Hudson was in the midst of a good season until Interleague Play, during which he went 1-3 with a 7.17 ERA. In three career starts against the Astros, hes compiled 24 innings and allowed just three earned runs. In his past two starts against them, he's totaled 17 innings and allowed just seven hits. The veteran right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA in eight home starts this season.

Saturday, July 5 Turner Field | 7:00 PM ET

Chris Sampson, RHP (http://houston.astros.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=448200) (7-8, 4.60) Astros (40-46)



Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=457456) (3-6, 4.15) Braves (40-46)


Scouting Report:


Astros: Sampson gets the start in place of Roy Oswalt, who is healing from a hip abductor strain. Sampson opened the season in the rotation but moved to the bullpen after going 3-3 with a 6.04 ERA in 10 starts.


Braves: Reyes allowed one run on six hits in seven strong innings on Sunday against the Blue Jays, but he was saddled with the loss when the Braves dropped another one-run road game, this time 1-0. Reyes stranded a runner on third base in four innings. The 23-year-old left-hander was much more effective with his fastball than he was in his previous start, when he pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs. He is 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA in two career starts against the Astros, both of which came last season.

Sunday, July 6 Turner Field | 1:30 PM ET

Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=434643) (3-3, 3.08) Astros (40-46)



Charlie Morton, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=450203) (1-2, 6.16) Braves (40-46)


Scouting Report:


Astros: Rodriguez had a rare poor home start his last time out, allowing five earned runs over five innings, walking four and striking out five. Rodriguez has had more good outings than bad this year, and the club is confident he can be a force in the rotation now and in the future. Rodriguez has faced the Braves three times in his career, twice as a starter. The lefty is 1-1 with a 10.13 ERA vs. Atlanta, allowing 12 earned runs over 10 2/3 innings.


Braves: Morton experienced the first rocky start of his young career on Tuesday, when he allowed the Phillies five earned runs and eight hits, including two homers in two innings. The 24-year-old right-hander hadn't allowed a home run in any of his previous 15 starts -- including 12 for Triple-A Richmond -- this year. Used primarily as a reliever last year, he has already thrown 18 1/3 innings this year, more than he did last year and within two innings of his 2006 total.

07-04-2008, 08:05 PM
I think we got a good shot at taking the last two games.
Not so much with the first one.

07-05-2008, 07:06 PM
I don't know how we pulled it off with Wiggy batting lead off but somehow we won.
Cooper better hope that we keep winning or else his *** should be on the street along with Ed and Drayton.

07-07-2008, 01:30 PM
We lost a tough one last night.... :(