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    GDT 9/20/13: Braves (Maholm) @ Cubs (Baker) 2:20 PM - HEYWARD BACK!!!

    Braves:

    1. Jason Heyward (L) CF
    2. Justin Upton (R) RF
    3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
    4. Evan Gattis (R) LF
    5. Brian McCann (L) C
    6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
    7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
    8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
    9. Paul Maholm (L) P

    Cubs:

    1. Starlin Castro (R) SS
    2. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
    3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
    4. Dioner Navarro (S) C
    5. Donnie Murphy (R) 3B
    6. Junior Lake (R) LF
    7. Darnell McDonald (R) RF
    8. Ryan Sweeney (L) CF
    9. Scott Baker (R) P

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    I guess Jason's agent was a little off:

    #Braves’ Heyward will miss the rest of the regular season, per his agent, Victor Menocal. Availability for post-season to be determined.—
    Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2013

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    J-Hey

    This would be my playoff lineup. Then had Jordan, Reed, or Bossman be defensive replacements.
    AJ does all the other things just as well if not better than Mac - zbhargrove

    I don't think Nolan Ryan should be a poster child for mechanics - SAV

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    Love this line up...need to come out early and pecker slap these Cubs and take it on back to the room and cheer for Stanton...,and I guess the rest of the marlins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitothebrave View Post
    J-Hey

    This would be my playoff lineup. Then had Jordan, Reed, or Bossman be defensive replacements.
    My only nit pick would probably be to have Chris Johnson 4th and move Gattis to 6th, but I know Fredi has been unwilling to do that all season.

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    We're playing the Nationals again already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBrave View Post
    My only nit pick would probably be to have Chris Johnson 4th and move Gattis to 6th, but I know Fredi has been unwilling to do that all season.
    Eh Gattis is kinda hot right now. So I won't complain. And Johnson has no power. They'd probably if they bumped Gattis down put Mac at 4 Johnson 5 and Gattis 6. Johnson has no pop so I wouldn't bat him 4th. I don't necessarily believe in lineup roles. But Johnson should hit 2, 5 or 6 and that's about i.t
    AJ does all the other things just as well if not better than Mac - zbhargrove

    I don't think Nolan Ryan should be a poster child for mechanics - SAV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    We're playing the Nationals again already?
    That's a fail on my part, copied from my previous GDT post and forgot to change team name. Can a mod please update

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsebe10 View Post
    Love this line up...need to come out early and pecker slap these Cubs and take it on back to the room and cheer for Stanton...,and I guess the rest of the marlins.
    If the Braves win today, we should probably wish for the Nationals to win as well. That way, the Braves can celebrate on the field after a win tomorrow.

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    This is the playoff lineup I would use unless Uggla starts to suck again. I hope he can stay on track.

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    So nice to have Heyward back!

    Leadoff spot while heyward was out: .174 AVG, .239 OBP, 8 R, 5 RBI in 26 games. Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBrave View Post
    Braves:

    1. Jason Heyward (L) CF
    2. Justin Upton (R) RF
    3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
    4. Evan Gattis (R) LF
    5. Brian McCann (L) C
    6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
    7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
    8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
    9. Paul Maholm (L) P

    Cubs:

    1. Starlin Castro (R) SS
    2. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
    3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
    4. Dioner Navarro (S) C
    5. Donnie Murphy (R) 3B
    6. Junior Lake (R) LF
    7. Darnell McDonald (R) RF
    8. Ryan Sweeney (L) CF
    9. Scott Baker (R) P
    Darnell McDonald is still alive?

    Seriously, good to see Heyward back. He's a must-have for this team.

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    SO GLAD WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CLINCH AGAINST THE NATIONALS!
    Forever Fredi


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    Anyone that's been at the park so far today has to think Fredi's going to need mental help - has probably looked a little like Jack Nicholson in "The Shining".

    Probably been whistling and talking to himself with a perma-grin on his face ever since writing #LeadoffMonster on that card this morning.

    Waters is intersting too. Would prefer a guy that projects to more power though. (2017 Draft Thread)

    If they don't make additions they can expect the same 3-5 win improvement they saw last year. That makes the Braves a 75-78 win team. (What's the best we could hope for in 2018?)


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    In the playoffs I'd still probably switch McCann with Gattis.

    I know it's a L-R-L thing, but McCann has a better chance of not striking out and making contact than Gattis who has been all or nothing lately.
    Forever Fredi


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    Great to see Heyward back in there. This is the lineup that needs to carry us through the postseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithLockhart View Post
    SO GLAD WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CLINCH AGAINST THE NATIONALS!
    Stop clowning me and fix it :-)

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    This gives us some hope in the playoffs now. I love that lineup minus Uggla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvsportscaster View Post
    If the Braves win today, we should probably wish for the Nationals to win as well. That way, the Braves can celebrate on the field after a win tomorrow.
    That's my take for sure. I don't want to cheer for the Nats but I'd hate to win it by them losing tonight. That would be as boring as it gets and a real downer, IMO.

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