At the close of this game, Julio Teheran will hold a rare distinction - he will start his second game of a three-game series. However, the impressiveness of this statistic will be up for debate, as today is merely a make-up game of a snowed-out contest from back in April.
For what it’s worth, he won the first game he pitched against Colorado this season, wayyyyyyyyyyy back on April 8. He will face Tim Melville, whom the Braves have never seen before. In fact, the only batter on the team who has ever faced him is Charlie Culberson, who saw him once back in 2017 - back when Charlie Clutch was still a Dodger.
Dansby Swanson will be welcomed back to the Braves’ lineup with open arms. Adeiny Hechavarria stands to receive a gold watch for his service which Dansby was out.
The Braves will bring an eight-game winning streak into this one, with a six-game lead in the NL East. With the Nationals having an off-day, a win today against Colorado will push their division lead to 6 ½ games, and the magic number down to 25.
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