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Nate McLouth to Bat Third for Braves, Man Right Field in the Future?

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I wrote yesterday that Nate McLouth was destined to be the Braves' new leadoff hitter. 

I was wrong.

Though the game was rained out, Bobby Cox's lineup against right-hander Carlos Zambrano had Kelly Johnson continuing to lead off (and he's been smoking hot lately), with Yunel Escobar batting second.

McLouth was slotted to bat third.

Longtime Braves fans might be confused by this. Isn't Chipper Jones always and forever our third hitter?

Apparently Chipper isn't as stubborn about his spot in the order as I thought.

The last time Chipper batted anywhere but third was in 2007, when he enjoyed a .419 average in 31 at-bats batting fourth.

Chipper apparently ...

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