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Surging Braves Set To Clash With The Surging White Sox

The Atlanta Braves face off against the other hottest team in baseball, the Chicago White Sox, in a nice short 3-game road trip. Talking Chop sums it up:

After a 6-game home stand in Atlanta, the NL-best Braves travel to the South Side of the Windy City to face the surging Chicago White Sox. The Sox, led by outspoken manager Ozzie Guillen, are currently 34-34 and trail the Twins by 5.5 games in the AL Central. They come into the series winners of six straight, as they swept the lowly Pirates and Nationals. I'm guessing they'll receive a bit more of a challenge from the Braves.

The pitching matchups for the series:

Tuesday, June 22nd - 8:10EST: Tommy Hanson (7-3, 3.38 ERA, 3.26 FIP) vs. John Danks (6-5, 3.18 ERA, 3.41 FIP)

Wednesday, June 23rd - 8:10 EST: Tim Hudson (7-2, 2.34 ERA, 4.29 FIP) vs. Mark Buehrle (5-6, 4.71ERA, 4.06 FIP)

Thursday, June 24th - 2:05EST: Derek Lowe (9-5, 4.77 ERA, 4.32 FIP) vs. Gavin Floyd (2-7, 5.20 ERA, 3.67 FIP)

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.