Happy Ervin Santana Day Braves fans! So the past two days have been pretty frustrating. Losing is never fun and losing to a bad team like the Marlins tends to bring out negative feelings in everybody. The Braves are now two games out of first place and the schedule in August is more favorable to the Nats than to the Braves. The Braves needed to make hay while the sun was shining and they failed to do that last week against the Mets, and they are struggling to do that against the Marlins.
They still have a chance to turn things around though. Win these two games against the Marlins and sweep the dreadful Padres this weekend. Go out on the next road trip on a five game winning streak and make the past two games just a blip. Tonight the Braves are basically going to do this to Miami.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Christian Yelich - LF||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Tommy La Stella - 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Justin Upton - LF|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Gerald Laird - C|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP||Ervin Santana - RHP|