Dodgers Vs. Braves Preview: Ryu Seeks Another Strong Outing
With Dan Haren pitching well for a second straight start and helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night, the team will be looking for Hyun-Jin Ryu to do the same as he gets the start Wednesday.
In Ryu’s last outing, he stifled the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, throwing seven scoreless innings. The last time he faced the Braves was Game 4 of last year’s NLDS and he only lasted three innings, surrendering four runs. He comes into Wednesday’s game with a 3.21 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 13-5 record.
As for the Braves, Ervin Santana will take the mound looking to improve on his 11-6 record. He has been pitching well as of late and has picked up wins in his last five home starts. The Braves are hoping the trend continues as they have fallen five games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East standings during their latest skid.
Santana held the Nationals scoreless for five innings before allowing four runs in the sixth. Fortunately for the Braves, their offense had enough runs of their own to come out victorious.
After giving Dee Gordon and Adrian Gonzalez the night off on Tuesday, Don Mattingly has brought them back into the lineup. Also returning is Miguel Rojas, who is expected to be the everyday starter at shortstop in Hanley Ramirez’s absence.
With another win, the Dodgers will improve their major league best road record and will become the first team to reach the 40 mark on the year.
LF: J. Upton
CF: B. Upton
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