"I went up there and he threw me two sliders and I flew out to center," Jones said. "So I figured it didn't make any sense for me to do it again."
ATL: RHP Jair Jurrjens (5-5, 2.89 ERA)
With a lengthy rain delay limiting him to two innings against the Reds on Tuesday, Jurrjens should be well-rested as he attempts to end his three-game losing streak. While going 0-3 with a 4.20 ERA in his past three starts, the 23-year-old right-hander has continued to be saddled with limited run support.The Braves have totaled 37 runs while he's still been on the mound during his 14 starts this year. Jurrjens has gone 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA during his four previous starts in day games this season. BOS: RHP Tim Wakefield (9-3, 4.39 ERA)
Wakefield continues to shine amidst the controversy surrounding the crowded Boston rotation. The 42-year-old knuckleballer picked up his ninth win of the season last Tuesday at Fenway Park, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings against the Marlins. A 13-game winner in Interleague Play, Wakefield is 3-4 lifetime against Atlanta with a 5.06 ERA in 13 appearances. Tidbits
The Royals are scouting Jeff Francoeur during this weekend's series. ... Kenshin Kawakami and three Braves relievers limited the Red Sox to two hits on Friday night. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the previous time the Braves had tossed a two-hitter in Boston was June 15, 1952, when they were still the Boston Braves. ... The Braves extended their sympathies to the family of George Atkinson, who passed away Friday at the age of 79. Atkinson co-founded and headed the Boston Braves Historical Association. Tickets
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Monday: Braves (Javier Vazquez, 4-6, 3.41) vs. Cubs (Ryan Dempster, 4-4, 3.92), 7:10 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Braves (Tommy Hanson, 2-0, 4.08) vs. Yankees (Chien-Ming Wang, 0-5, 12.30), 7:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday: Braves (Kenshin Kawakami, 4-6, 4.42) vs. Yankees (TBD), 7:00 p.m. ET
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.