In another theatrical Braves comeback, Eric Hinske played the hero with an 11th inning game winning home run. You may wonder why the entire box is displayed, but if you have been following the Braves, you must be as fascinated as I to see all those numbers. You probably also need to see where they came from to prove there is no misprint.
While offense has provided most of the drama over the past few days, today’s storyline line follows the pitchers. Rising Atlanta star Mike Minor faces the oldest pitcher to win a Major League game in Jamie Moyer. If you are strictly picking your winner strictly on the youth athleticism vs wiley veteran, you have to take Minor and Atlanta because Freddie Freeman and Chipper Jones wage that battle daily. As the two are tied in home runs with five each, the youngster Freeman edges Chipper in batting average with .302 versus .300. The more impressive stat is the win loss record when Chipper is in the line up. Of the 17 games he has played in, Atlanta has one 13. So there you go the best of both worlds for the Braves.