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GameThread 7/27: Braves vs. Padres

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Mike Minor is on the hill following the great Hall of Fame inductions

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Today is already a very special baseball day as three members of the great 90's Braves have been elected into the Hall of Fame. Mike Minor will take the hill hoping to rebound from a rough outing last time out and make this an even better baseball day in Atlanta.

Jason Heyward is getting a normal day off, which is a bit frustrating to me since Minor is such a fly ball pitcher and going from Heyward's defense to Doumit's is a huge drop off. A positive for Minor is that the cleanup hitter for the Padres is Chris Nelson. If he does not perform well today, look for him to be put on the mystery DL.

Today's Lineups

SAN DIEGO PADRES ATLANTA BRAVES
Chris Denorfia - CF B.J. Upton - CF
Yangervis Solarte - 2B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Tommy Medica - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Chris Nelson - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Yasmani Grandal - 1B Chris Johnson - 3B
Jeff Francoeur - RF Ryan Doumit - RF
Rene Rivera - C Gerald Laird - C
Alexi Amarista - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS
Eric Stults - LHP Mike Minor - LHP