Game Thread 7/23: Braves at Mets

Mike Stobe
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After yesterday's nail-biter, the Braves and their fans would prefer a less stressful method of getting a win today. Kris Medlen starts for the Braves, Carlos Torres for the Mets.

  1. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  2. Jason Heyward - CF
  3. Justin Upton - RF
  4. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  5. Brian McCann - C
  6. Evan Gattis - LF
  7. Dan Uggla - 2B
  8. Chris Johnson - 3B
  9. Kris Medlen - P

Torres's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 41% 1% 35% 3% 15% 5%
First Pitch 57% 0% 19% 0% 22% 3%
Batter Ahead 55% 0% 40% 0% 3% 3%
Even 45% 0% 29% 2% 22% 3%
Pitcher Ahead 22% 4% 38% 7% 18% 11%
Two Strikes 20% 4% 48% 9% 17% 2%
RHH
All Counts 32% 0% 54% 2% 12% 0%
First Pitch 43% 0% 47% 0% 10% 0%
Batter Ahead 27% 0% 71% 0% 2% 0%
Even 42% 0% 49% 0% 9% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 22% 0% 49% 6% 22% 0%
Two Strikes 21% 0% 43% 9% 28% 0%

Medlen has had very good success against the Mets (4-0, 1.84 ERA), so let's hope that continues tonight. His run support, though, is only 2.3 runs/game this year which is worst on the team.

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