The Dodgers embark on their first east coast series of the season as they kick off a six game road trip with three games in Atlanta. The headline for this game is left hander Alex Wood coming home to pitch against his former club. This will be the first time Wood has faced his old club since being acquired by the Dodgers last summer.
Tonight’s match-up will see the southern boy Wood countering the Colombian right hander Julio Teheran. In Wood’s last game he pitched very well picking up his first win of the season against Arizona. In that game he threw seven innings allowing just one earned run on five hits and struck out three. Teheran on the other hand has not pitched particularly well this season and is still looking for his first win. He’s faced the Nationals twice and got bombed last week for six earned runs over seven frames. He got bombed against the Cardinals in the start before that as well.
Dodgers Lineup @ Atlanta
Alex wood-1-1 vs. Julio Teheran-0-2
Game time – 4:10 PM – TV-SNLA-TBS
Wood is 12-11 with a 3.23 ERA at Turner Field all time. Other than Jeff Francouer’s five hits in 13 at-bats, nobody on the Braves current roster has faced him.
Wood vs. Braves
Teheran has not fared well at all against the Dodgers. He is 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA in four starts versus the boys in blue. However he pitches very well at Turner Field, he is 22-11 there with a 2.91 ERA. The Dodgers are hitting .346 28 for 81 against Teheran with Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez doing most of the heavy lifting.
Teheran vs. Dodgers
The Braves got off to a dreadful start, losing nine in a row. Since then they have won three in a row. They’re still pretty awful and the Dodgers should defeat them easily. Or suffer the wrath of embarrassment.
Keep in mind this is probably the final time the Dodgers will play at Turner Field. The Braves are moving into a new ballpark located in Cobb County called Suntrust Park next season. The new stadium is planned to break ground before opening day of 2017.