Braves vs Giants Smackdown

The Braves beat the Giants 6-3 last night, and will try to make it two in a row in the second game of this four-game series at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  The Braves have now won four of their last five games, and have a two game lead over second place Washington, in the National League Eastern Division.

Braves starter Tim Hudson goes for his 5th win of the season (3.83 ERA) against only one loss.  He will be opposed by the Giants Matt Cain, who has a 1-2 record on the season with a 5.57 ERA.

The line-ups for tonight’s game:

Braves:

  1. Schafer, RF
  2. Simmons, SS
  3. Upton, LF
  4. Freeman, 1B
  5. Uggla, 2B
  6. McCann, C
  7. Upton, CF
  8. Francisco, 3B
  9. Hudson, P

Giants:

  1. Pagan, CF
  2. Scutaro, 2B
  3. Sandoval, 3B
  4. Posey, C
  5. Pence, RF
  6. Belt, 1B
  7. Torres, LF
  8. Crawford, SS
  9. Cain, P

2013 Team Comparison

W L BB RBI SLG SO HR K/BB FP BA HR OBP ERA R
Atlanta Braves 21 13 121 148 .430 318 31 2.81 98.6% .248 48 .324 3.29 153
San Francisco Giants 20 15 99 140 .388 224 36 2.62 98.4% .260 27 .318 3.91 151