Phillies Vs. Braves: Tim Hudson And Atlanta Holding 3-1 Lead

First off:

 

 

Hunter Pence looks like the kid who moved to a new town and latched on to Chase Utley. It appeared harmless at first, but when Principal Stanson saw the lock of hair poking out of Pence's locker, he decided to open it. He wasn't ready for what he found ...

Other than that, Tim Hudson is settling in nicely after allowing a first-inning run. With the Cardinals cardinaling the ball against an Astros team that's content to astro, his margin for error shrunk dramatically. Through six innings, he's pitched extremely well. Since the first inning, he's allowed two hits and a walk, and one of those hits was wiped out on a double play in the sixth inning.

While Charlie Manuel would love to knock out the Braves, he'd also probably like to get some of the dinged up guys like Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins some rest. You might start seeing the reserves come in soon. The bad news for Braves fans: the Phillies' reserves are probably as talented as the Astros' starters. 

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