Game Thread 7/19: Braves at White Sox

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After a four day layoff, the Braves return with a three-game set beginning tonight in Chicago against the White Sox. Tim Hudson toes the rubber for Atlanta while John Danks will get the ball for Chicago. First pitch is set for 8:10 PM ET on FOX Sports South. Here are the lineups:

Braves:

  1. Jose Constanza, LF
  2. Reed Johnson, CF
  3. Justin Upton, RF
  4. Brian McCann, C
  5. Evan Gattis, DH
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Chris Johnson, 3B
  8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  9. Joey Terdoslavich, 1B
White Sox:
  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Alex Rios, RF
  4. Adam Dunn, DH
  5. Jeff Keppinger, 1B
  6. Conor Gillaspie, 3B
  7. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  8. Gordon Beckham, 2B
  9. Josh Phegley, C
John Danks:
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via BrooksBaseball.net

Scouting Report: Danks likes to work off of his four-seam fastball that has an average velocity of just under 90 miles per hour so far this season. In addition to that, he has an above-average cutter that sports a 48% ground ball/ball in play rate to go along with an average velocity of just over 86 miles per hour. Danks' changeup is a monster offering with a 34% whiff/swing rate and a 45% ground ball/ball in play rate.

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