May 9, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) is tagged out by Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) during a run down between first base and second base during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Vs. Chicago Cubs Live Thread: Broom Time!

Braves’ Broom Time!

Happy Mother’s Day to all your wonderful mothers, whether you are a Braves’ fan or not!  

The Atlanta Braves have won two in a row! Yes, that’s two!  Yes, in a row! Granted, the wins have come against a struggling opponent in the Chicago Cubs, with a struggling bullpen, and again the Braves have put few runs on the board in doing so.  Be that as it may, you know the old saying, a win is a win is a win!

Since April 28th, the Braves are averaging just 1.91 runs per game! That MUST change!
Atlanta will get our their brooms, and hopefully their bats as well, and try for the urgently needed (for morale) sweep today in the final game of the series, as Aaron Harang takes to the mound to try and hold the Cubs to fewer runs than Atlanta.  With the meager runs the Braves have been scoring lately, it would seem that would almost always be an uphill battle, but then our pitching has been great in the first two games.

Both Julio Teheran in game 1, and Ervin Santana in game 2, pitched well, with Teheran limiting the Cubs to just 1 run on 1 hit, while walking only 2 batters and striking out 9!  Santana followed up that performance in game 2 with a gem of his own, giving up 5 hits, but allowed zero runs, walked only 1 batter, and struck out 7 himself.  As hot as Atlanta pitching can be most of the time, Braves’ bats are still relatively cold.  We’ll again look to see improvements there today.

 

Game 3 Details

When? 1:35 PM EST, Sunday, May 11th

Where? Fox Sports South, Turner Field

Probables:  Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.57 ERA) vs Aaron Harang (3-3, 2.98 ERA)

 

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