The Braves enter their series finale with the Giants without the benefit of having either Andrelton Simmons (bruised thumb) or Freddie Freeman (right oblique strain) in the lineup.
But what might be even more pressing for the Braves in this matchup is the recent performance of Williams Perez, who's on the bump for Atlanta on Wednesday. After recovering from an ankle injury, Perez lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Phillies while allowing nine earned runs. That one start alone raised Perez's ERA from 2.88 to 4.14.
Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.