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Right now the Dodgers are down 7-0 to the Pirates. Manager Joe Torre is demanding that the players do not celebrate until the Rockies are officially eliminated from NL West contention. Keep waiting, Joe!
Hiroki Kuroda allowed 7 runs, 2 earned, and knuckleballer Charlie Haeger is on to pitch.
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Braves and Marlins after the jump.
Later tonight, (5:10PM MT) the Marlins will do their best to stave off a BravesTember for the sake of our collective stomachs, and you know, their own dignity. Jair Jurrjens will take the mound against Anibal Sanchez, which should prove to be a pretty epic battle. Tune in via Gameday or Gameday Audio, and let's all root on the Marlins!
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Over the past 28 days, Jurrjens is 3-1(4GS) with a 1.55 ERA, amassing 18 strikeouts to 10 walks.
Over the same time frame, Sanchez is 1-2 (5GS) with a 2.51 ERA, and 27K to 13BB.
#22 / First Base / Atlanta Braves
Nov 06, 1979
Since being acquired by the Braves at the deadline, LaRoche has posted a.352/.429/.615/1.044/.438 line (AVg/OBP/SLG/OPS/wOBA) with 12 home runs. Over the past 30days, LaRoche has batted.333/.398/.596/.961/.400, pelting 4 long balls.
#3 / First Base / Florida Marlins
Jan 30, 1982
In the same timeframe, Marlins 1B Jorge Cantu has swatted 3 dingers while hitting .336/.382/.522/.904/.384.
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An exciting matchup with implications dancing all around the National League playoff picture.