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Yankees 5, Braves 2

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Randy Johnson looked like he was in 2001 form and shut down the Braves. Hudson (6-7, 4.27) was awful. He gave up a 2 run homer to Jason Giambi in the 1st. He gave up a 3 run homer to Giambi in the 2nd. He was walking everybody. He pitched 5 innings and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits, 4 walks, and struck out 1. Barry made his major league debut and pitched the last 3 innings without giving up a run, allowing 2 hits, a walk, and struck out 1. The Braves didn't score until the 9th, when Chipper (who has been looking like he's on a fast decline) hit a 2 run homer. The Braves got the tying run to the plate in LaRoche, but he struck out against Mariano Rivera. Marcus Giles had another 0-4 game. I think it's well past time to move him down in the order. He's severely underperforming career averages at the age of 28. I suggest this batting order: SS Renteria 3B Chipper (he gets on base still although his power is gone) CF Andruw C McCann RF Francoeur (I don't really like batting him this high, but it keeps there from being consecutive lefties) 1B LaRoche 2B Giles LF Thorman It's simply moving everyone up and putting Giles 7th. Coming into tonight's game, his OBP was .325. Something is very wrong here. Also, Scott Thorman is like Kelly Johnson last year without the plate discipline. Offensive contributors: Chipper Jones was 3-4 with his 8th homer and had 2 RBIs. Edgar Renteria was 2-4 and scored. HoRam against Jaret Wright tomorrow.

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