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Friday, April 04, 2008

Double Whammy: Hampton Hurt And Pirates Win


Mike Hampton, who was to make his first start since August of 2005, was removed from his start when he aggravated a pectoral muscle, and was placed on the 15-day DL shortly after. Jeff Bennett had to make an emergency start, and the Braves bullpen had to work some more. The Pirates, however, ultimately came out on top 4-3 in ten innings. Jeff Bennett pitched four innings after pitching the previous two games, allowing two runs. Zach Duke allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings on ten hits. The bullpen was worked to the point where Chris Resop was moved to left field so that Royce Ring could pitch an out and then moved back to the mound.

W - Tyler Yates (1-0)
L - Chris Resop (0-1)
S - Matt Capps (1)

Gold - CF Nate McLouth, PIT - 1-5, 2B, R, two excellent plays in center field that prevented at least two runs.
Silver - P John Grabow, PIT - 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
Bronze - P Jeff Bennett, ATL - 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

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