Open Thread 6/6: Braves at Dodgers

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Tim Hudson takes on Zack Greinke in the series opener. FIrst pitch is set for 10:10 PM EDT on SportSouth. Braves lineup:

  1. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Ramiro Pena, 3B
  8. B.J. Upton, CF
  9. Tim Hudson, P
Some Dodgers notes:

Scott Van Slyke blasted his sixth home run of the season last night, a solo shot in the seventh inning, and is averaging a home run every 9.17 at-bats (55 AB), the best mark in the Majors among players with 50 or more at-bats. Van Slyke is tied for third among rookies with six homers and has a .673 slugging percentage with 11 of his 14 hits this season going for extra bases.

Skip Schumaker went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored last night, extending his hitting streak to 12 games since May 17. Schumaker is batting .400 (16-for-40) with three doubles and four RBI during the run, which is the third-longest active streak in the Majors. Schumaker has raised his batting average 67 points (from .194 to .261) during the streak and, after batting just .119 (5-for-42) in his first 23 games, he is hitting .348 (24-for-69) in 26 games since May 4.

Atlanta catches a break as Hanley Ramirez will not play tonight.


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