After beginning the season in the bullpen, Thomson was moved back into the rotation. Making his first start this past Monday against the Phillies, he allowed just one unearned run in five innings. He displayed an effective curveball that over the past three seasons has kept hitters off balance.
This will be the first time Thomson has faced the Padres since May 16, 2005, when he was forced to leave with a right middle finger injury that placed him on the disabled list for three months.
The Padres will counter with Woody Williams, who is also coming off a good start. He notched the win after allowing the Marlins three earned runs in five innings on Monday. He is 4-1 with a 1.94 ERA in seven career starts against the Braves.
ATL: RHP John Thomson (0-0, 2.08 ERA)
Thomson has gone 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in 11 career starts against the Padres.
SD: RHP Woody Williams (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Williams will be making his first start against the Braves since the 2004 season.
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Since beginning the season with just two hits in 36 at-bats, Jeff Francoeur has recorded eight hits, including three homers, in his past 12 at-bats.
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Official game notes
Monday: Braves (Jorge Sosa, 0-2, 11.37 ERA) at Mets (Pedro Martinez, 2-0, 3.46 ERA), 7:10 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Braves (Kyle Davies, 0-1, 8.38 ERA) at Mets (Victor Zambrano, 1-0, 5.40 ERA), 7:10 p.m. ET
Wednesday: Braves (Tim Hudson, 0-1, 9.20 ERA) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 2-0, 1.50 ERA), 1:10 p.m. ET