Rubber match vs. Braves
Kevin Hart gets his first career major-league start today. Milton Bradley originally was slated to bat second, but after Geovany Soto and Andres Blanco were scratched (and Ryan Theriot and Koyie Hill inserted into the lineup), the batting order took on a more typical look.
Japanese import Kenshin Kawakami (4-6, 4.46 ERA) pitches for the Braves. You can see Kosuke’s blog from June on facing his former teammate for the first time.