Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves preview: Ervin Santana day

UPDATE: The Braves have released the lineup for Wednesday, and Evan Gattis remains on the shelf, presumably due to the viral symptoms that kept him out on Tuesday night.


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The Atlanta Braves are (finally) on a hot streak! The offense has scored 5 runs or more in three straight games, and non-coincidentally, that has resulted in three consecutive victories including a 5-0 shut-out led by Julio Teheran on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the Braves will again take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field, and it is Ervin Santana day.

Much like Teheran on Tuesday, Santana will be aiming to bounce back from his worst start of the 2014 season, as “Big Erv” allowed ten hits and five earned runs over just five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals last week. Still, the 31-year-old Santana maintains a very nice 2.76 ERA for the year, and his style should play well against the right-hand dominant lineup set forth by Milwaukee.

Kyle Lohse takes the ball for the Brewers in this one, and he has also had a very solid season in posting a 2.88 ERA over 59.1 innings of work. Lohse is a command-oriented pitcher who won’t rack up a ton of strikeouts, and that could be fortunate for the free-swinging lineup that Atlanta employs on a daily basis. With that said, the Braves were able to beat Lohse during the season’s opening series back on April 1st, but the 35-year-old racked up eight strikeouts over seven innings.

Here is a look at the particulars for Wednesday:

Date: May 21, 2014

Start Time: 7:10 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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