NLDS Game Three Open Thread: Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers

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With the series tied at one game apiece, both teams will turn to rookie starting pitchers in game three of this National League Division Series. Atlanta will send out Julio Teheran, while Los Angeles will counter with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. First pitch is set for 8:07 PM ET on TBS.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

Braves:

  1. Jason Heyward, CF
  2. Justin Upton, RF
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Evan Gattis, LF
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Chris Johnson, 3B
  7. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  8. Elliot Johnson, 2B
  9. Julio Teheran, P
  1. Carl Crawford, LF
  2. Mark Ellis, 2B
  3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Yasiel Puig, RF
  6. Juan Uribe, 3B
  7. Skip Schumaker, CF
  8. A.J. Ellis, C
  9. Hyun-Jin Ryu, P

Hyun-Jin Ryu 2013 pitch usage:
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via BrooksBaseball.net

A 26-year old rookie out of South Korea, Hyun-jin Ryu has had a very impressive first season in the majors. On the year, Ryu sports a 3.00 ERA, 3.24 FIP, and 3.46 xFIP to with a 3.1 fWAR and 3.3 rWAR. He has a strikeout rate just under 20%, and a 6.3% walk rate along with a 50.6% ground ball rate for 2013.

Ryu throws four pitches, and works mainly off his fastball, which checks in at an average velocity of right at 91 miles per hour. It has a whiff/swing rate of just over 11%, but a ground ball/ball in play rate of over 47%. His slider, which he uses mainly against left-handed hitters, has an average velocity of over 82 miles per hour, and a whiff/swing rate of almost 36% against those left-handed hitters.

On the other hand, Ryu uses his changeup mainly against right-handed hitters. It has an average velocity of 80 miles per hour to go with a 31% whiff/swing rate against RHH's, and a 56% ground ball/ball in play rate. Ryu's curve sports a 25% whiff/swing rate and a 46% ground ball/ball in play rate.

Splits:

vs. RHH's: .245/.291/.342.

vs. LHH's: .270/.322/.416.

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