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Game Thread 8/21 Braves vs Reds

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Come watch Justin Upton face a bad lefty in a band box!

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Julio Teheran Day Braves fans! Tonight we have the pleasure of watching a red hot Justin Upton take on a bad left handed starter in one of the most homer friendly parks in baseball. The odds say this should be a good night for Braves fans. Some numbers:

First Justin Upton has a 205 wRC+ against lefties this season. Basically, when facing a left handed pitcher this year Justin Upton has been Babe Ruth who had a 197 wRC+ for his career.

As for David Holmberg he is a lefty who has terrible MLB numbers though they have come in a tiny sample. Just for the fun of it though Holmber has a 11.67 MLB ERA (in six innings these numbers don't matter). Sadly his minor league career hasn't been much better. Holmber has a 4.64 ERA in 87 innings in AAA for the Reds this season. He has had some success in his minor league career but for the most part he has been a solid prospect who hasn't actually produced. The Braves righty heavy lineup should do well tonight.

So sit back, relax, and curse my name in the thread while Holmberg throws a two hit shutout.


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">ATLANTA BRAVES</th>

<th align="left">CINCINNATI REDS</th>




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Hamilton - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Phil Gosselin - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Todd Frazier - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brandon Phillips - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jay Bruce - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Johnson - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Devin Mesoraco - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Evan Gattis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brayan Pena - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Andrelton Simmons - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ramon Santiago - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Skip Schumaker - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Julio Teheran - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">David Holmberg - LHP</td></tr></tbody>




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