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Talking Chop Previews The Braves - Tigers Series

Braves blog Talking Chop has an extensive preview of the upcoming series, with a look at each pitching matchup. They also found amazing similarity in the season numbers of Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson and Tigers starter Justin Verlander:

Hanson: 8.97 K/9, 3.02 BB/9, 0.73 HR/9, .334 BABIP, 37.8 GB%, 4.17 ERA, 3.49 FIP, 4.03 xFIP, 86 K, 29 BB

Verlander: 8.16 K/9, 3.19 BB/9, 0.66 HR/9, .276 BABIP, 42.7 GB%, 3.94 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 4.05 xFIP, 87 K, 34 BB

I wouldn't mind having both of those guys on my team, but I'll settle for one (and specifically the one we've got).

The Tigers' blog Bless You Boys asks if tonight's starter for Detroit, Andy Oliver is the next great Tigers pitching prospect.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.