Mike Minor is going up against Washington's finest, Gio Gonzalez. It should be a good match up, but you know... lefties. (Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE)

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  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Let’s go Bravos

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Well that was a quick start Minor

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Man, I’m glad Simmons is back.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Hey, I’m hanging around too, if anyone feels like asking some sabermetric questions.

    • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

      Great to have you around man.

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Didn’t LaRoche start with Atlanta? Pretty sure I have a minor league card of him in Mississippi…

    • Lee Trocinski

      29th round pick by the Braves in 2000, then traded for Mike Gonzalez.

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Well, quick work for Minor in the first. He’s gone through 11 pitches.

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Bourn starts things off with a nice single up the middle against Gio

  • Lee Trocinski

    During this marathon Reed Johnson at-bat, I have a trivia question. Aside from Heyward and Freeman, name the other six pairs of teammates to hit at least 20 HR age 22 or younger.

    • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

      haha wow…. I’m awful at trivia

      • Lee Trocinski

        It’s not just Braves, by the way.

        • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

          I give up. Answer???

          • Lee Trocinski

            I think I’ll just make it a trivia post tomorrow.

  • Lee Trocinski

    And the Braves can’t capitalize on a leadoff single. No news there…

  • Lee Trocinski

    Doubt they’ll get too greedy with Minor on deck.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Minor won’t lay down easy…

  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    Well Minor is looking better than Gio. That’s a start.

  • Lee Trocinski

    What exactly does Heyward’s warmup swing do?

  • Lee Trocinski

    Two runs in on three baserunners. Gio at 83 pitches through three innings.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Minor gets a 6-4-3 to end the 4th.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Another zero put up by Minor, and Bourn gets to lead off for the third time this game.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Gio remembers how to pitch again, but is over 100 pitches after five.

  • Lee Trocinski

    A Harper double and Desmond single result in a run, but Minor picks off Desmond to end inning.

  • Lee Trocinski

    Leadoff walk in the rain for Chipper, wouldn’t mind seeing a pinch-runner…

  • Lee Trocinski

    Freeman’s double chases Gio with no outs in the sixth, as I keep talking to myself…

  • Lee Trocinski

    Uggla pops up a 3-0 pitch to LaRoche for the first out against Stammen.