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For the first time in his career, Tom Glavine's going on the DL. Chuck James will be pitching tomorrow night. A week ago, on April 14, he went 5 1/3 innings (surprise!), giving up 5 hits and 1 run, striking out 3 and walking 3. We'll need him to get back to where he was in 2006-2007 in a hurry -- we have too many pitchers on the DL to be able to afford Chuck any more recovery time. He's got to be the pitcher we need him to be. The Braves won tonight, 6-1, and Chipper hit his 3rd and 4th homers in two games; he's batting .455 and basically is the entire offense right now. Jeff Bennett did another great job in a spot start -- 4 2/3 innings, 2 hits, no runs -- but he's now pitched four times in the past week, twice in relief and twice in 4-inning spot starts, and that's no way for a man's arm to live. He'll need either a rotation spot or a bullpen spot; he's done heroically, but Bobby can't keep using him this way. But hey, we're on a two-game winning streak! I can't complain too much. Let's win some more.

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