Braves Avoid Being No Hit Again

Braves Avoid Being No Hit Again
May 7, 2010, 1:35 pm
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Friday, May 7, 2010, 9:34 a.m.CSNwashington.comFlirting With History
Nationals starting pitcher Scott Olsen took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday night against Atlanta but left with a no decision as Washington squandered a two-run lead before winning 3-2 on Willie Harris ninth-inning single.The Braves avoided being no-hit for the second time in 20 days.I think if that would have happened, youd probably have to put us all on suicide watch, third baseman Chipper Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Still More Examination
A week later, the Capitals post-meltdown analysis continues and we came across Elliott Friedmans breakdown on CBCs website in Canada. The most interesting part of the story is about Alex Ovechkin.Ovechkin was defended well in the series by Hal Gill and Josh Gorges, both of whom said they knew what the Moscow Dynamo was going to do when screaming down the wing.An opposing coach told Friedman that Ovechkins play hurt the power play.Look at their power play, the coach said. Im looking at Ovechkin with the puck and Im afraid of all the talent around him. Theres Nicklas Backstrom. Theres Alexander Semin. Theres Mike Green. Theyve got three other guys who can kill you. And hes taking them out of the game.