Tommy Hanson Dominated the Marlins Over Seven Innings. Photo Courtesy of Tim Evearitt.

Game Preview: Atlanta Braves Vs. Houston Astros (Game 3)


Wednesday August 11th – 2:05 PM (SportSouth)
Atlanta Braves (65-48) Vs. Houston Astros (48-64)

What to Watch For:

The Braves will be trying to win their second straight series against red hot left hander in Wandy Rodriguez. The Houston hurler comes into today’s start having allowed one earned run in his last twenty one and a third innings. Given the team’s struggles against left handed pitching, the Braves will have to hope for an equally strong performance from Tommy Hanson today. Hanson will need to be on his game as far as location goes as leaving the ball up in this ball park could prove costly. Also will be looking for news on the Chipper Jones MRI and the possibility of a DL move.

Pitching Match Up

Tommy Hanson

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9
2010 23 8 8 .500 3.69 23 23 134.0 132 62 55 8 40 130 1.284 8.9 2.7 8.7
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Wandy Rodriguez

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9
2010 31 9 11 .450 4.34 22 22 128.2 136 73 62 11 44 102 1.399 9.5 3.1 7.1
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Astros’ Batters Against Hanson

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Michael Bourn 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Feliz 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
Anderson Hernandez 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Carlos Lee 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
Hunter Pence 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333
Geoff Blum 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jeff Keppinger 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Humberto Quintero 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Wandy Rodriguez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jason Michaels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Braves Batters Against Rodriguez

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Chipper Jones 15 4 0 1 2 3 3 3 .267 .389 .800 1.189
Alex Gonzalez 17 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235
Matt Diaz 14 5 1 0 0 4 1 2 .357 .438 .429 .866
Troy Glaus 16 6 2 0 1 5 0 2 .375 .375 .688 1.063
David Ross 15 5 1 0 0 3 1 4 .333 .375 .400 .775
Martin Prado 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .357 .643
Omar Infante 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .500 .900
Rick Ankiel 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brian McCann 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .111 .000 .111
Jason Heyward 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Eric Hinske 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Melky Cabrera 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
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