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Open Thread 6/9: Braves at Diamondbacks

The Braves took care of the Diamondbacks in a back-and-forth game last night and look to take the lead in the series tonight as Kenshin Kawakami faces off against Ian Kennedy. Kennedy has been one of the luckier pitchers in the National League. His .249 BABIP and 4.24 xFIP predict a regression soon, and hopefully that regression starts tonight against the Braves' bats. Kenshin has had a rough year record wise at 0-8, but has pitched to a 3.60 ERA over his past four starts. Many were hoping Jason Heyward would get the day off due to his thumb injury and recent slump, but he is batting second and playing right field as always. Martin Prado returns to the lineup after his day off and Nate McLouth is starting in centerfield for the first time this series.


Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

06/09/10 9:40 PM EDT

Atlanta Braves Arizona Diamondbacks
Martin Prado - 2B Kelly Johnson - 2B
Jason Heyward - RF Justin Upton - RF
Chipper Jones - 3B Stephen Drew - SS
Brian McCann - C Mark Reynolds - 3B
Troy Glaus - 1B Chris Young - CF
Eric Hinske - LF Gerardo Parra - LF
Yunel Escobar - SS Rusty Ryal - 1B
Nate McLouth - CF Chris Snyder - C
Kenshin Kawakami - P Ian Kennedy - P

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