Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prado, Escobar banged up

Martin Prado was hit on the ankle by an errant ball during pre-game warm-ups and was scratched from the line-up. Kelly Johnson made the start at second.

The Braves' middle infield was dealt another blow when Yunel Escobar was struck on the wrist with a Rick Vanden Hurk pitch in the bottom of the second. Diory Hernandez replaced Escobar at shortstop.

Despite the injuries, the Braves have the early lead thanks to a two-run double by Casey Kotchman in the bottom of the second.

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