Open Thread 9/25: Marlins at Braves

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Come in and join the discussion as Kris Medlen takes on Nathan Eovaldi. First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET and Atlanta is on the brink of clinching a playoff berth.

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Braves lineup:

  1. Reed Johnson, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Jason Heyward, RF
  4. Chipper Jones, 3B
  5. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Brian McCann, C
  8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
No Giancarlo Stanton tonight for the Marlins, and it looks like he's doubtful for the series as a whole.

For Atlanta, the Braves are hopeful that Michael Bourn will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Tests today showed no structural damage in his thumb, which is great news.

Eovaldi struggles against left-handed hitters, as they are hitting .333/.400/.488 against him with 30 walks and 30 strikeouts. Eovaldi's best off-speed offering is the slider, and he only throws it 12 percent of time to lefties compared to 30 percent of the time against right-handed hitters.

Atlanta's left-handed hitters would do well to not look for a slider until late in the count.
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