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Braves-Blue Jays: Atlanta Beats the Best

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I assumed that Braves would lose to the Jays in game 1 of the interleague series. Roy Halladay was pitching. He’s going for his ninth win (with only one loss). He’s dominant.

The Braves were trotting out 31-year-old Japanese rookie Kenshin Kawakami, who has lacked control to start the year and has been susceptible to the long ball.

A match made for the Blue Jays to recover after being swept by the Yankees, right?

Wrong! And a delightful slam the 1980’s era “No Whammie” buzzer wrong. “BZZZZZZ.” (That was a long way to reference my childhood, but we all watched “Press Your Luck.”

Kawakami was excellent. His 90 mph fastball had late mov...

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