The Braves can win yet another series and also set themselves up with a chance at a sweep if David Hale is able to best Mike Leake tonight at Turner Field. The Braves are going with the same lineup as game one while the Reds are without Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier, both of whom left last night's game with hamstring injuries. Mesoraco, the team's hottest hitter, was sent to the disabled list with Tucker Barnhart getting the call from triple-A to replace him.
In Leake we should expect a zone pounder that relies heavily on his defense. Historically he has not been much of a strike out pitcher, so hopefully the Braves can keep the bat on the ball all evening and up their collective hitting numbers and come away with the victory.
|CINCINNATI REDS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Billy Hamilton - CF||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Joey Votto - 1B||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Brandon Phillips - 2B||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Jay Bruce - RF||Justin Upton - LF|
|Ryan Ludwick - LF||Evan Gattis - C|
|Brayan Pena - C||Dan Uggla - 2B|
|Neftali Soto - 3B||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|Zack Cozart - SS||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Mike Leake - RHP||David Hale - RHP|