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Hits and Misses (July 27)

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Braves 4 Pirates 8 (53-46, 1st place, 1.5 games ahead of the Phillies) Hits: Andruw Jones extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI triple in the 4th, scoring Johnny Estrada who was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run and raisign his batting average back up to .323. Charles Thomas also had three hits, raising his career batting average (all this season) to .372. Misses: Estrada was strong with the bat, but he made two errors on one play that may have cost the Braves the game. Others will say Kevin Gryboski is to blame for the Pirates' five-run burst in the seventh. Either way, the Braves made three errors (two by Estrada) on consecutive plays that inning which resulted in all five of those runs, so the loss cannot entirely be blamed on Gryboski. The bad news is that the Braves failed to win five straight games, so their longest winning streak of the year is still stuck at first. Worst of all tonight, JD Drew and Chipper Jones combined to hit 0-for-8, snapping Drew's hitting streak at 22 games, although two walks kept his on-base streak alive at 39 games. Line of the Day: JD Drew: 0-for-3, 2 BB -- hitting streak snapped at 22 games, but on-base streak still intact at 39 games.

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