Dodgers Vs. Braves Preview: Zack Greinke Closes Out July

[new_royalslider id=”4″]

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued trending upward with an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, which saw Yasiel Puig come a home run shy of the cycle and Matt Kemp have his second multi-home run game of the season.

The Dodgers come into tonight’s contest riding a season high four-game winning streak and send Zach Greinke (12-6, 2.74 ERA) to the mound. Greinke is coming off a strong performance against the San Francisco Giants in which he pitched seven scoreless innings.

Tonight will be the first time since Game 2 of the 2013 NLDS that Greinke has faced the Braves. He gave up two runs and suffered a loss in that outing.

The Braves are 5-5 in their last 10 games and counter with Alex Wood (7-8, 3.44 ERA). Wood has struggled a bit this season and is 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA this month. The left-hander is coming off a loss where he gave up five runs to the San Diego Padres.

Wednesday is Wood’s first against the Dodgers since he faced them as a reliever in two regular season appearances last season.

The Dodgers offense appears to have found its groove since the team swept a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. In the last seven games, the Dodgers have a .284 collective batting average and have scored 33 runs in that span.

Adrian Gonzalez has contributed with a .400 batting average since the All-Star Break and Puig is hitting .474 in the last seven games. Manager Don Mattingly’s only change in Wednesday’s lineup is Scott Van Slyke starting in left field.

Dodgers Lineup:

2B: Gordon

CF: Puig

1B: Gonzalez

SS: Ramirez

RF: Kemp

LF: Van Slyke

3B: Uribe

C: Ellis

P: Greinke

Braves Lineup:

CF: BJ Upton

2B: La Stella

1B: Freeman

LF: J Upton

C: Gattis

3B: Johnson

SS: Simmons

RF: Schafer

P: Wood
Dodgers Nation Interview With Dee Gordon

Written by Staff Writer


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *