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Why the Omar Infante Injury Is a Major Blow to the Atlanta Braves

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If you are a Braves fan, you know how much Omar Infante means to the Braves' chances in the NL East race for 2009.

I'm not talking about the Braves fan that occasionaly wears a t-shirt and knows who Chipper Jones is.  I'm talking about the Braves fans that KNOW the team.  You know who Tommy Hanson and Kris Medlen are.  Likewise, you know what a hitting machine that Infante has been for the Braves all year long.

The irony is, the Braves have struggled to get consistent production at the leadoff spot from Kelly Johnson.  Jordan Schafer tried it, but, as high as his strikeout rate has been, he's better off hitting eighth until his swing comes around.

Hitting first, Infante is putting up n...

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