Preview: Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves… Mat Latos vs. Tim Hudson


Mat LatosMat Latos vs. Tim Hudson

-Latos is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in six career appearances vs. Atlanta. He 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in his last three starts. Latos is 8-2 with a 3.18 ERA and team leading 120 strikeouts in 116 innings this season.

-Chris Johnson is 7-for-15 vs. Latos in his career with a homer, three RBIs and four walks strikeouts.

-Freddie Freeman is 4-for-9.

-Jason Heyward 3-for-8.

-Justin Upton is 3-for-11 with a homer, three walks and four strikeouts.

-Hudson is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in seven career appearances vs. the Reds. He is 1-1 with 3.38 ERA in his last three starts. Hudson is 5-7 with a 4.03 ERA in 18 starts this season.

-Joey Votto is just 1-for-10 vs. Hudson in his career with one walk and two strikeouts.

-Brandon Phillips is 3-for-21.

-Jay Bruce is 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and no strikeouts.Tim Hudson

Cincinnati (50-40) is currently five games back of the Central division leading St. Louis. The Reds have +57 run differential. They are led offensively by first baseman Joey Votto with a .318 batting average. Right fielder Jay Bruce leads the team in homers with 18. Second baseman Brandon Phillips is leading team with 64 RBIs (he is knocking in 19% of baserunners).

Atlanta (52-39) is leading the second place Washington by 5.5 games. The Braves have +84 run differential. They are led offensively by first baseman Freddie Freeman with a .305 batting average (Justin Upton is second at .251). Second baseman Dan Uggla leads the team with 16 homers. Freeman leads the team with 56 RBIs (he is knocking in 23% of baserunners).

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