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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||435.00||13.00||.214||59.00||43.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Haren (Career)||14||3||0|| .286||.214||.214|
|vs RHP||49||7||2|| .192|| .286|| .143|
|Last 10 Games|
Braves' A.J. Pierzynski, Todd Cunningham out of lineup Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/21/15) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski and left fielder Todd Cunningham are getting a rest and are being held out of the lineup on Thursday against the Brewers.
Pierzynski had been behind the plate each of the last four games, but has struggled with the bat. He's hitting .185 (5 for 27) over his last seven games. He'll cede Thursday's start to rookie Christian Bethancourt.
Cunningham has been on a tear since being called up last week. In his first five games this season, the 26-year-old rookie is 9 for 19 with a pair of doubles. Nevertheless, he'll sit on Thursday with Jonny Gomes making the start in left while batting fifth.
Kelly Johnson, Christian Bethancourt get starts for Braves
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) Jonny Gomes and A.J. Pierzynski aren't in the Braves' starting lineup for Saturday's game against Washington.
Kelly Johnson gets the start in left field in place of Gomes. It's Johnson's 13th start of the year in left, one shy of Gomes' total, but it's just the second time in the last six games that Johnson has started there.
Johnson will bat cleanup.
Christian Bethancourt gets the start behind the plate in place of Pierzynski. It's his 13th start of the year at catcher. He'll bat seventh.
Braves' Jonny Gomes brings career success vs. Chad Billingsley
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/5/15) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes is batting fifth for a third straight game Tuesday against the Phillies.
Chad Billingsley will be taking the mound for the Phillies for the first time this season, and it's a matchup that favors Gomes, who is 6 for 11 with a home run and four RBI in his career against the righty. The Braves outfielder has been much more successful against southpaws this season, however, and he has hit just .175/.214/.350 with two home runs in 40 at-bats against righties.
The Braves are favorites (-150) at home against the Phillies Tuesday.
Braves' Jonny Gomes slugs third home run Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) Braves left fielder Jonny Gomes went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-0 win over the Reds Sunday.
Gomes has had trouble finding offense in the last few weeks, but he was slotted into the fifth spot of the lineup Sunday and delivered his first home run in more than two weeks as a result. He has hit .227/.327/.477 with three home runs and eight RBI in 44 at-bats.
History vs. Mets' Colon likely earned Jonny Gomes start vs. RHP
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes was in the starting lineup Thursday against the Mets for the fourth time in five games. Although, his history against Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon probably had something to do with it.
Gomes, who is better against left-handed pitchers, is batting .381 (8 for 21) with one double, one triple, three home runs and three RBI in his career against Colon.
For the season, however, Gomes is batting .158 (3 for 19) against right-handers, as opposed to .500 (3 for 6) against lefties.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||MIL||7:35 pm||Wily Peralta|
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|5/25/15||@ LAD||8:10 pm||Brett Anderson|
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