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8/30 Game Thread: Get Ready For Some Fireworks

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The Braves' offense has averaged under three runs per game over the last three games but that shouldn't be the case tonight. In the second game of this three-game set against Washington, Jo-Jo Reyes will head to the mound against Jason Bergman. I'm not saying that this matchup is an advantage to the Braves or that either of these pitchers aren't talented, but based upon their recent starts, this is setting up like a battle of the offenses. Reyes started off well early in the year but has imploded over his last six appearances. The young southpaw is 0-4 with an 8.64 ERA over that span. The Nationals' situation is better but not much. Bergman, who has shown flashes of brilliance over the past two seasons has an ERA near six during the month of August (five starts). Either pitcher has the talent to shut down the opposing lineup but I wouldn't bet on it. On a side note, another Braves' pitcher may be facing surgery. Chuck James, whose shoulder has been plaguing him since last year, may have to go under the knife according to Dave O'Brien of the AJC. The left-hander tried to correct the problem through rehabilitation  over the off-season but just judging by his stats from this season, it should be fairly clear that it wasn't enough.

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