Update: The Braves have posted their official lineup for Wednesday, and Chris Johnson is back (just as he was scheduled to be on Tuesday) at third base.
Tonight’s lineup at PHI (7:05,FSS/680AM/BRN): Heyward 9 BUpton 8 Freeman 3 JUpton 7 Gattis 2 Uggla 4 Johnson 5 Simmons 6 Teheran 1
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 16, 2014
After a postponement due to inclement weather on Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves are back in action on Wednesday as they, once again, get set to take on the Philadelphia Phillies.
In response to the rain-out, the Braves have shuffled their rotation in a way that actually reflects the way it was previously scheduled. Right-hander David Hale will have his turn skipped and be available out of the bullpen for a couple of days, with “ace” Julio Teheran getting the ball on Wednesday against the Phillies. Teheran has posted a very nice 2.84 ERA through 3 starts (19 innings) this season, but his strikeouts have been down a touch (4.26 K/9) and that is the only outstanding concern for Julio. Philadelphia’s lineup can cure a lot of ills, though, and that is the bright side to this match-up.
The Phillies have elected to stick with their starter from Tuesday, Cliff Lee. As mentioned in our initial preview of Tuesday night’s game, Lee is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, but he has (relatively) struggled to a 5.50 ERA this season. However, he is the prototypical pitcher that will not beat himself, and his 0.50 BB/9 walk rate is indicative of that. Atlanta’s offense will be forced to earn every inch that they get here, but at the same time, the right-handers could knock Lee around if they square up a few fastballs.
Here is a look at the particulars for Wednesday:
Date: April 16, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
TV Channel: Fox Sports South
Radio: 680 AM/106.7 FM (Local in Atlanta), Full list of Local Affiliates
Live Stream: MLB.tv (Click Here, $)
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