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Hits and Misses (July 21)

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Braves 3 Pirates 4 (49-45, 2nd place, 1 game behind Phillies) Hits: JD Drew upped his hitting streak to 18 games with a solo home run in the ninth, Andruw Jones has quietly put together a solid week and a modest five-game hitting streak, and Rafael Furcal pushed his batting average up to .275 with two more hits -- he also contributed his ninth stolen base. Misses: But it wasn't enough to overcome the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates, who pushed the Braves back into second place, a game behind the Phillies. More shoddy defense and a general inability to move baserunners contributed to another game in the "L" column, but it's only the fifth loss of July, so the Braves are still having their best month of the year! I'm still confident that Chipper will break out of his first-half slump and have a hot streak to the goal line, but I doubt it will be enough to reach 100 RBI for the ninth straight season. Line of the Day: Johnny Estrada: 0-4, 0 RBI, 0 LOB. If we don't give him any baserunners, he can't hit!

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