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Game Thread 8/17: Braves at Padres

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Game 1 of 3 at Petco Park in San Diego.

The Braves get their first look at Colin Rea, who was ranked the second-best prospect in the Padres organization by MLB.com.

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES SAN DIEGO PADRES
Michael Bourn - LF Yangervis Solarte - 3B
Cameron Maybin - CF Cory Spangenberg - 2B
Nick Markakis - RF Matt Kemp - RF
A.J. Pierzynski - C Justin Upton - LF
Adonis Garcia - 3B Yonder Alonso - 1B
Jace Peterson - 2B Jedd Gyorko - SS
Nick Swisher - 1B Derek Norris - C
Andrelton Simmons - SS Will Venable - CF
Williams Perez - RHP Colin Rea - RHP

Upton is one RBI away from 600 for his career; Alonso is hitting .347 in 15 games against the Braves. Perez beat the Padres 4-1 on June 10 in Atlanta.

The game will be televised on SportSouth and is broadcast on 680 The Fan and the Braves Radio Network.