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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies 9/20-9/22


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Monday, September 20, 7:05 PM ET

Jair Jurrjens(7-6, 4.64 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (11-10, 3.01 ERA)

Jurrjens:Jurrjens has lost back-to-back starts for the first time since late April and has been hit hard in both. In the last two games, he's pitched to an 11.37 ERA (11 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings) and has allowed 19 hits.

Hamels:Hamels struck out 13 batters Tuesday against the Marlins. He also threw a career-high 127 pitches, although he will be pitching on extra rest. He has allowed just one run in his last 31 1/3 innings, and is 5-3 with a 1.79 ERA in his last 13 starts.

Tuesday, September 21, 7:05 PM ET

Mike Minor (3-1, 5.84 ERA) vs Roy Halladay (19-10, 2.49 ERA)

Minor:Since impressing in his first four career starts, Minor has seemingly battled fatigue in his past three outings. But the rookie left-hander at least looked better against the Nationals on Wednesday other than allowing Justin Maxwell's grand slam.

Halladay:Halladay has a 4.41 ERA in his last five starts, but he got an extra day of rest before this big start against the Braves. He hopes it helps. Halladay is trying to become the first Phillies pitcher since Steve Carlton in 1982 to win 20 games.

Wednesday, September 22, 7:05 PM ET

Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.62 ERA) vs Roy Oswalt(7-1, 1.94 ERA)

Hanson:Hanson endured a rough second inning vs. the Mets Friday and then impressed while retiring 13 of the final 14 batters he faced. He'll be looking to duplicate the success he experienced May 31, when he limited the Phils to three hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Oswalt:The Phillies changed the rotation last week to have Oswalt pitch the Wednesday against Atlanta. Oswalt is 0-3 with a 7.58 ERA in seven regular-season starts against the Braves, but is 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three postseason starts against them.

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Honestly, if we can win just one game out of three, then it is a moral victory. Philly is ROLLIN' right now and it's time to focus on the Rockies, Padres, and Giants. Those 3 teams are going to battle each other for the West, and as long as we maintain a better record than them, we are assured the WC. Although I wouldn't want to see the Rockies win the West and then have to face them at Coors field in the playoffs.

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F**king Nationals. With that being said, 2/3 vs. the Phillies is a must/what I think we'll get. The Braves seem to rise to the occasion of good pitchers, and fall to unknowns/bad ones. Facing their top 3 is a good thing in my book. If we do win 2/3, that puts us at 9-6 versus the Phillies this year. They aren't going to come into Atlanta and sweep us in October (if they did, we're out anyway) so it sets up an interesting scenario. If we tie the Phillies at the end of the year, we win the division because of head-to-head record.

With all that being said, this is great baseball watching time.

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If we tie the Phillies for the division, we'd have to have a play-in game I believe. Anyways, Phuck the Phillies. Let's do this Bravos.

If both teams would make the playoffs anyway, there wouldn't be a play-in. The division would go to the team with the better head-to-head record.

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Honestly, if we can win just one game out of three, then it is a moral victory. Philly is ROLLIN' right now and it's time to focus on the Rockies, Padres, and Giants. Those 3 teams are going to battle each other for the West, and as long as we maintain a better record than them, we are assured the WC. Although I wouldn't want to see the Rockies win the West and then have to face them at Coors field in the playoffs.

I'd rather focus on winning games against whomever the Braves are facing, and let the playoffs sort itself out. I don't care who the Braves play in the first round, as long as they get there.

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We have to take 2 of 3...dropping to 5 or 6 back in the division and losing ground in the wild card when you've got 2-3 teams chasing won't work.

Anything but a sweep. Taking or losing 2 of 3 just nets us a +1 or -1 in the standings...which isn't that big a deal. Obviously a sweep nets us +3 while their sweep means -3.

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Braves can beat Hamels and Oswalt. They have done it multiple times before. **** they have touched Hamels up early in games.

The point is that we can take 2 out of 3, but we need to send a clear message. In Philly, with their team 100% healthy and their stadium packed....we need to put a foot on their throat and take these games from them.

This should be a very entertaining and eciting series as long as the Braves bats decide to keep showing up.

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I've got a good feeling about these next two weeks. I think we send the Phils a clear message (preferably a Phuck you Philly) in this series and then take care of business against Washington in DC. I'm glad Manuel lined up his horses for these next two series, because when we beat the ever-living **** out of them, he won't have any excuses.

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This should be a very entertaining and eciting series as long as the Braves bats decide to keep showing up.

And we need the real Jair Jurrjens to show up tonight. That guy I would have absolute confidence going up against Hammels, in any ballpark. Whatever adjustment he needs to make, he needs to step up big time tonight.

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