UPDATE: The Atlanta Braves have released the lineup for Wednesday afternoon’s game, and Dan Uggla remains out of the lineup while Fredi Gonzalez has elected to put the pitcher back into the ninth spot in the order.
Today’s lineup at SF (3:45, SS/680AM/BRN): Pastornicky 4 JUpton 7 Freeman 3 Gattis 2 Johnson 5 BUpton 8 Doumit 9 Simmons 6 Teheran 1.
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After a rare evening where the Atlanta Braves could actually cruise to a victory, there is a quick turnaround in store on Wednesday, as the team faces off against the San Francisco Giants in an afternoon tilt.
The pitching match-up grabs the majority of the headlines in this one, and the Braves will send young right-hander Julio Teheran to the hill. Teheran was utterly dominant in dismantling the Chicago Cubs on Friday night, and for the season, he has posted a 1.71 ERA to go with a sparkling 0.81 WHIP. The Giants should present a more significant challenge offensively than that of the Cubs, but Teheran has been up to the challenge throughout the year, and San Francisco could utilize a weakened lineup because of the day game format.
On the bump for San Francisco is Madison Bumgarner, and he is clearly the best of the trio of pitchers for the Giants in this series. Yes, Tim Lincecum got the best of Atlanta in game one, but Bumgarner’s arsenal is far superior to that of Lincecum at this stage, and his numbers (2.83 ERA despite a 1.41 WHIP) are indicative of that. In the past, the Braves would have been in deep trouble against a dominant left-hander, but on the bright side, Atlanta’s offense is driven by right-handers at this stage, and that could present some match-up issues for Bumgarner.
Here is a look at the particulars for Wednesday:
Date: May 13, 2014
Start Time: 3:45 pm
TV Channel: SportSouth
Radio: 680 AM/106.7 FM (Local in Atlanta), Full list of Local Affiliates
Live Stream: MLB.tv (Click Here, $)
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