Brandon Phillips returns home this weekend as the Reds take on the Braves in Atlanta.

Phillips grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  The Reds second baseman was a star for the baseball team at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, where he had his #7 jersey retired in December 2003. Brandon signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Georgia.

Cincinnati (11-11), is on the verge of climbing over .500 for the first time. The Reds, winners in seven of nine, are coming off three straight victories over Pittsburgh as the staff allowed four runs.  Atlanta (14-7) owns baseball’s lowest ERA at 2.10, including a 1.50 mark from its starters.  Cincinnati went 3-4 against the Braves last season, splitting four games in Atlanta.