Game Thread 7/20: Braves at White Sox

Mike Ehrmann
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Paul Maholm takes on Jake Peavy in game two of this three-game set this afternoon in Chicago. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX. Here are the lineups:

Braves:

  1. Jose Constanza, CF
  2. Chris Johnson, 3B
  3. Justin Upton, RF
  4. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  5. Brian McCann, DH
  6. Evan Gattis, C
  7. Dan Uggla, 2B
  8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  9. Joey Terdoslavich, LF
  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Alex Rios, RF
  4. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  5. Jeff Keppinger, 1B
  6. Casper Wells, DH
  7. Gordon Beckham, 2B
  8. Josh Phegley, C
  9. Brent Morel, 3B
Jake Peavy
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via BrooksBaseball.net

Scouting report: Peavy uses three different fastballs as his main offerings, with his cutter standing out as the best swing and miss offering among the three (29.6% whiff/swing rate). His four-seam fastball and sinker both have an average velocity of over 91 miles per hour, while his cutter averages just over 87 miles per hour.

Peavy's changeup is his best swing and miss off-speed offering, with a whiff/rate of over 27% on the year. The pitch also gets a ton of ground balls, as shown by its 63% ground ball/ball in play rate.

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