Open Thread 4/7: Cubs at Braves

Kevin C. Cox
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Atlanta goes for the sweep of Chicago with Tim Hudson on the mound against Jeff Samardzija of the Cubs. First pitch is set for 1:35 PM ET. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South. Braves lineup:

  1. B.J. Upton, CF
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Evan Gattis, C
  5. Dan Uggla, 2B
  6. Juan Francisco, 3B
  7. Chris Johnson, 1B
  8. Ramiro Pena, SS
  9. Tim Hudson, P
The big news of the day is that Freddie Freeman has been placed on the disabled list with an oblique injury. We saw him reach for his side last night, and Atlanta isn't taking any chances as those types of injuries can linger. Atlanta has called up Blake DeWitt to fill the roster spot. Andrelton Simmons, who is out again with a sprained thumb, hopes to be back in the lineup tomorrow.
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