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GameThread 7/28: Braves vs. Padres

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Ervin Santana takes on converted outfielder Jason Lane

Mike Zarrilli

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.

Today's Lineups

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