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Karabell: And we're under way

Updated: April 6, 2009, 5:16 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

The Braves have a myriad of reasons for their 90-loss campaign in 2008 -- starting pitching troubles, injuries, the Mark Teixeira trade -- but too few realize just how much their punchless outfield affected them. Atlanta managed a grand total of just 27 home runs from its outfielders in 2008. After all, 15 major league outfielders (and 39 players in all) did that on their own.

Sunday night's performance in Philadelphia was just one game, of course, but the productive second inning that ...

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