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Open Thread 8/1: Braves at Reds, Rick Ankiel's Debut

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The Braves end their nine game road trip with a funky lineup and Tommy Hanson on the mound. Chipper Jones is out of the lineup, replaced by Brooks Conrad, and Omar Infante is playing second in place of the injured Martin Prado once again but is batting third rather than first. Rick Ankiel is making his Braves debut and is starting in center, Troy Glaus is getting a much needed day off and has been replaced by Eric Hinske at first, and Brooks Conrad is batting leadoff. Despite the odd lineup, the Braves should still be able to score some runs on Edinson Volquez, who has been awful since returning from the DL.


Atlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

08/01/10 1:10 PM EDT

Atlanta Braves Cincinnati Reds
Brooks Conrad - 3B Brandon Phillips - 2B
Jason Heyward - RF Orlando Cabrera - SS
Omar Infante - 2B Joey Votto - 1B
Brian McCann - C Scott Rolen - 3B
Eric Hinske - 1B Laynce Nix - LF
Alex Gonzalez - SS Jay Bruce - RF
Rick Ankiel - CF Chris Heisey - CF
Melky Cabrera - LF Ramon Hernandez - C
Tommy Hanson - P Edinson Volquez - P