Game Thread 6/12: Braves at Padres

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The Braves try to end their road trip with a win. Paul Maholm pitches for the Braves, Edinson Volquez for the Padres.

  1. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  2. Jason Heyward - RF
  3. Justin Upton - LF
  4. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  5. Evan Gattis - C
  6. B.J. Upton - CF
  7. Dan Uggla - 2B
  8. Chris Johnson - 3B
  9. Paul Maholm - P

Heyward is 15-for-38 (.395) with 2 doubles, 3 HR during his 9-game hit streak with 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, .439 OBP and .684 slugging; Heyward has a team-leading .366 AVG in June, but his .409 OBP ranks third to Dan Uggla (.422) & B.J. Upton (.410). Maholm is 1-5 with 4.02 ERA in 7 starts against the Padres; that one win came August 15 last year.

Braves are 2-4 on their trip despite a 3.16 ERA. They have hit .231 with fewer than 10 hits every game and 2 or fewer runs in 4 games.

Against Volquez: lefties .307/.373/.510; righties .273/.358/.422. Overall: 4-5 W-L, 6.33 ERA.

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