Game 2 of 162: Preview

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 ·

Game: Atlanta Braves (1-0) @ Philadelphia Phillies (0-1)
Pitchers: Jair Jurrjens (0-0) vs. Jamie Moyer (0-0)
Time: 7:05 PM, MyPhl 17
Weather: 47F, Few Showers, 19mph winds blowing to right field

The old man makes his first start of the season against one of few teams who actually hit him pretty well last season.

Jamie Moyer went 0-0 with a 6.55 ERA in two starts against the Braves in 2008 and posts a career record of 3-8 with a 5.56 ERA in 14 appearances. To silence the quick to panic crowd in Philadelphia, Moyer will have to have his best stuff to help the Phillies earn a victory.

The Phillies will be facing Atlanta pitcher, Jair Jurrjens who allowed only 2 runs in the 15 2/3 innings he pitched in Citzens' Bank Park last season. In 4 starts against the Phillies, Jurrjens was 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA. Jurrjens is another up-and-coming prospect in the Braves organization and he allowed only .53 home runs per nine innings in 2008.

The Fightins' season didn't exactly start with a celebration similar to the pre-game festivities on opening day. They'll look to even their record tonight against a team they were 14-4 against last year, but only 5-4 at home. The Phils we need to see some better at-bats throughout the line-up and it'll be interesting to see if Manuel shakes the lineup around a little, but that is unlikely. It'll take a few games before Charlie does anything drastic.

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