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GameThread 7/25: Braves vs. Padres

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Time for Alex Wood to shut down the Padres

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of an embarrassing home series loss to the Marlins, the Braves need a quality outing from Alex Wood against a lackluster offense. San Diego is the worst offensive team in the league and just lost one of their better hitters (Headley via trade) and best defenders (Maybin via suspension). Wood should carve this lineup up.

The Padres do have an impressive youngster on the hill in Jesse Hahn. He is a fastball-curveball pitcher who gets a lot of ground balls. Hopefully the Braves string together enough hits to push some runs across for what should be an easier night for Wood.

Today's Lineups

Chris Denorfia - CF B.J. Upton - CF
Yangervis Solarte - 2B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Carlos Quentin - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Tommy Medica - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Jeff Francoeur - RF Jason Heyward - RF
Chris Nelson - 3B Evan Gattis - C
Rene Rivera - C Chris Johnson - 3B
Alexi Amarista - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS
Jesse Hahn - RHP Alex Wood - LHP