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Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta Braves, 21 August 2006

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7:05 PM

FSNP, KDKA

Zach Duke (8-10, 4.99)  vs. John Smoltz (10-6, 3.62)

The Pirates will close out their brief road trip with a three game series in Atlanta that begins today.

Zach Duke will take the mound against some guy I have never heard of named John Smoltz.  As it turns out, this "Smoltz" guy is kind of OK at pitching.  Who knew?

According to the Pirates' official website, the Bucs might be just one washed-up thirty-something from winning fourteen consecutive division titles!*

*Denotes fabrication of something that would surprise none of us if it were true.