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HOT or NOT - 5/10/10 edition

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Come on down, take a seat... HOT Chipper Jones: .313/.500/.438, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 6 BB. Solid week for Chipper, even if he had no power whatsoever. I don't really care what kind of bases you're hitting for when you reach in half of your plate appearances. And just think, he missed a game or two due to gimpiness...could have really used him Sunday, but alas. Billy Wagner: 0.00, 2 SV, 1 H, 2 K. Hey look, the closer is getting a chance to close. Imagine that. Wagner did what he's getting paid to do finally, and he did it well this week. Because he said he's retiring after the year is through, the Braves don't need to worry about his option vesting, but maybe they would have to worry about it if this streak continues. Kris Medlen: 1-0, 1.69, 9 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. This is kind of by default due to the lack of any reasonable third option. Medlen did what he needed to do in his first start of the season: give the Braves a chance to win. And since they did, he gets some brownie points for it. He also had a scoreless appearance earlier in the week. NOT Kenshin Kawakami: 0-2, 6.17, 14 H, 8 ER, 5 HR, 2 BB, 6 K. The one saving grace for Kawakami's week was the 2 walks. If he had walked more like he has a tendency to do, those 5 homers would have pumped that ERA up to 4 digits. Speaking of which...how in the name of god do you allow 5 homers in 11 2/3 innings? That horrible, terrible, no good, and very bad. Martin Prado: .154/.154/.192, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K. Thank god he only struck out once. It was a dire week for Prado, which thankfully, he's rebounding from tonight with a bang. But yeah...hard to be a great table setter (which, as people tell me on Twitter, is Prado's job) when you don't walk and get 4 hits in a week. Melky Cabrera: .105/.150/.105, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K. This guy is a *corner outfielder*, and he can only manage one walk and no XBH in a week. THAT is terrible. He's been bad all year, and last week was a pinnacle of...badness. He has an RBI double tonight. Thank god for that.

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