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Gameday Thread, Pads vs Braves, 5/24/6


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On Deck: Braves (23-23) at Padres (24-22) | Game 3 of 3


May 24, 2006

TV: 4 San Diego, 7:05 p.m. | Radio:1090-AM, 105.7-FM; 860-AM (Spanish)

Probable starters: RHP John Thomson (1-3, 2.76 ERA) vs. RHP Chris Young (3-2, 5.40 ERA)

The skinny: In his only career start against Atlanta, Young last season tossed seven shutout innings of two-hit ball as a member of the Texas Rangers. Young did not figure in the decision in his last outing, tying a career worst by allowing three home runs over six innings in the Padres' 7-4 loss to Seattle on Friday. Though he has not figured in the decision in his two starts against the Padres as a member of the Braves, Thomson has been stingy, allowing just four hits in a combined 10 1/3 innings. In his first appearance against San Diego this season (a 4-3 Padres win on April 16), Thomson allowed just one run over six innings while striking out six. Thomson has not figured in a decision since April 29 (a 1-0 loss to the Mets), but the Braves have won four of the last five games he has started.

Padres vs. Thomson

Eric Young: .400 (4-for-10), 2B

Mike Piazza: .296 (8-for-27), 3 HR

Brian Giles: .182 (2-for-11), 3 K

Braves vs. Young

Kelly Johnson: .333 (1-for-3)

Edgar Renteria: .500 (1-for-2)

Ryan Langerhans: .000 (0-for-2)