Open Thread 7/6: Braves at Phillies

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Tim Hudson takes on Kyle Kendrick. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET. Braves lineup:

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Jason Heyward, RF
  4. Chipper Jones, 3B
  5. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  6. Brian McCann, C
  7. Dan Uggla, 2B
  8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
The big news for the Phillies is that Ryan Howard is back after he ruptured his achilles. In his seven combined rehab games between Lakewood (A) and Lehigh Valley (AAA), Howard batted .500 (10-20), 2 2B, HR, 10 RBI & 5 BB.

With a .575 (23-17) winning percentage on the road, the Braves rank fourth in the majors and second in the NL. Entering play tonight, the Phillies have won 16 of their last 25 games (.640) against Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park, including each of the last four.
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