You may remember Jason Lane from his days with the Astros as an outfielder. When the Braves played them in the playoffs in 2005, Lane was coming off of a .267/.316/.499 season with 26 home runs. Today, he opposes them on the mound as a 37-year-old left-handed starter.
It is always cool to see stories like this evolve, but the Braves seriously need to pummel Lane today. He has a 4.67 ERA at triple-A this season with a 4.9 K/9. The Braves are going with a more Sunday-like lineup today with B.J. Upton and Tommy La Stella on the bench in favor of Jordan Schafer and Phil Gosselin.
|SAN DIEGO PADRES||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Alexi Amarista - SS||Jordan Schafer - CF|
|Yangervis Solarte - 3B||Phil Gosselin - 2B|
|Seth Smith - RF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Yasmani Grandal - C||Justin Upton - LF|
|Tommy Medica - LF||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Evan Gattis - C|
|Jedd Gyorko - 2B||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|Will Venable - CF||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Jason Lane - LHP||Ervin Santana - RHP|