Friday, 7:00, Cliff Lee v. Derek Lowe
Saturday, 7:00, Roy Oswalt v. Jair Jurrjens
Sunday, 8:00, Cole Hamels v. Tommy Hanson
The Braves Offense:
Avg - .240 (20th)
OBP – .309 (22nd)
Slug - .387 (16th)
The Braves Pitching:
ERA – 2.94 (2nd)
WHIP – 1.11 (1st)
BAA - 2.27 (2nd)
I'm not going to "break down" the Atlanta pitching or hitting. If you don't know who the Braves are by now, then there is no help for you.
Hey How 'Bout That:
Props to the Atlanta Braves who this week donated $100,000 to the Salvation Army to support the victims of the recent tornadoes that killed 329 people across seven states in the south.
They also set up collection bins inside their major and minor league stadiums. Unfortunately they probably didn't collect very much because it is Atlanta and they didn't top sixteen thousand fans for any day of the Milwaukee series, including Wednesday's double header. C'mon Atlanta.
May 6, 1984 - The Vet - Att: 34,842
Reds 5, Phillies 3
W - John Franco
L - Steve Carlton
S - Tom Hume
The offensive star for the Phillies, unsurprisingly, was Mike Schmidt (2-3, HR). The two other extra base hits both came from catchers. Starter John Wockenfuss had a double and pinch-hitter Ozzie Virgil tripled. On the strange note, the clean-up hitter for the Fightins that day was Joe Lefebvre, he of the .258 career average and 31 career homers.
For the Reds, they got multiple hit games from Eddie Milner, Gary Redus and Cesar Cedeno. They also got five steals. Tom Hume went two full innings for the save.