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Game Recap - 8/28/10

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Braves 12 (74-55), Marlins 3 (65-63) WP: Hudson (15-5) LP: Nolasco (14-9) Tim Hudson set the tone by striking the side out in the first inning, and it wasn't even close from there. The Braves got some revenge on the Marlins for last night's 4 homer whooping by hitting out 3 of their own, and by showing some fantastic pitching on the hill by Hudson. We'll talk Hudson first. This was his most dominant start of the year, for good reason: he struck out a career high 13 Marlins batters. As if that wasn't dominant enough, Tim got 6 ground ball outs compared to only 2 in the air, and only walked 1 Marlin. Of course, that walk was intentional. Piece of cake, right? He only threw 34 balls on the evening too, and got first pitch strikes to 21 of the 28 batters he faced. Just a masterful performance from the Braves ace. It didn't go too hot for the bullpen, with Eric O'Flaherty and Kyle Farnsworth each allowing 2 baserunners and 1 run each, but I'm not going to quibble in a game where the starter pitches so well. Farnsworth is going to need to get things together though...he's allowed runs in 4 of his 10 appearances as a Brave this season. Offensively...yeah, it all came together like it did Wednesday in Colorado. Unlike Wednesday though, there was pitching to go with the offense. 5 Braves had 2 hits, every starter reached base, 4 Braves scored 2 runs...it was just a great night that started early, and didn't let up throughout the night. Matt Diaz and Eric Hinske both hit solo homers, and Martin Prado added a 2-run shot in the 7th for an extra cherry on top. A lot of the regulars got pulled early for rest, including Jason Heyward, Brian McCann, Alex Gonzalez, and Derrek Lee. Lee's pulling was warranted, as he appeared to have tweaked his side on a swing in the first inning. He should be good to go tomorrow. The top 3 slots in the order were once again the catalysts...and thankfully tonight, the bottom of the order bailed them out. Omar Infante, Heyward and Prado combined to go 5/11 with 6 walks, 6 runs, and 6 RBI...5 of the RBI were by Prado. McCann would add 3 more RBI on the night as well. Great way to rebound from the last 2 losses, right? Dominant pitching combined with dominant hitting...beautiful. Braves look for the all-important series win tomorrow in Atlanta, and they'll try to do it with...Derek Lowe. Well thats just great. Going for Florida? Yeah, its their ace, Josh Johnson. This may not end well...here's hoping that Lowe is able to keep his head above water for 6 innings, and the Braves can scratch a couple runs together that hold up

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