Open Thread 8/12: Braves at Mets

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First pitch of tonight's series finale is set for 8:00 PM ET. Atlanta sends Ben Sheets to the mound against Jon Niese as the Braves attempt to finish off the sweep of New York. Braves lineup:

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Jason Heyward, RF
  4. Chipper Jones, 3B
  5. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Brian McCann, C
  8. Paul Janish, SS

A win tonight would give the Braves their eighth series sweep of the season and their second over the Mets (July 13-15 at Atlanta). The last time the Braves earned a sweep at Citi Field was September 17-19, 2010.

Sheets' last appearance in Flushing was on May 12, 2008, when he posted a 5-3 victory while pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers.

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