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Game Thread 8/11 Braves vs Dodgers

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The Dodgers are starting a bad pitcher, prepare for frustration.

Lisa Blumenfeld

Happy Julio Teheran Day Braves fans! Tonight's game features one of the more massive pitching advantages the Braves will enjoy this season. For Atlanta Julio Teheran will take the mound. Teheran is an All-Star with a 2.92 ERA and one of the best young pitchers in baseball. Meanwhile the Dodgers will feature the recently acquired Kevin Correia and his 4.92 ERA. Correia's peripherals are no better than his ERA. His strikeout rate is almost half of Teheran's. He is a bad pitcher only being put out there to give the rest of LA's rotation extra rest. Of course the massive disparity in pitching is almost matched by the disparity in the two lineups tonight. But if Atlanta is gonna beat LA this year it should really be this game.

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Dee Gordon - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Emilio Bonifacio - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Yasiel Puig - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Tommy La Stella - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Adrian Gonzalez - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Matt Kemp - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carl Crawford - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Turner - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Evan Gattis - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">A.J. Ellis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Chris Johnson - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Miguel Rojas - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Kevin Correia - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Julio Teheran - RHP</td></tr></tbody>

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