Game Thread 8/25: Braves at Cardinals

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike Minor starts for the Braves, Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Chris Johnson is out of the lineup because of turf toe, suffered yesterday when he tumbled over first base running out a ground ball, but might be able to pinch-hit if needed and should be ready to return on Tuesday.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Jordan Schafer - CF
  2. Elliot Johnson - 2B
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Justin Upton - RF
  5. Gerald Laird - C
  6. Joey Terdoslavich - LF
  7. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  8. Paul Janish - 3B
  9. Mike Minor - P

LOLWUT...Wow...um, if anything, at least nothing's getting through the infield.

CARDINALS LINEUP

  1. Matt Carpenter - 2B
  2. Carlos Beltran - RF
  3. Matt Holliday - LF
  4. Allen Craig - 1B
  5. Yadier Molina - C
  6. David Freese - 3B
  7. Shane Robinson - CF
  8. Pete Kozma - SS
  9. Lance Lynn - P

Lynn's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 46% 25% 7% 13% 9%
First Pitch 43% 31% 5% 14% 6%
Batter Ahead 50% 33% 4% 7% 6%
Even 44% 27% 9% 13% 8%
Pitcher Ahead 45% 15% 8% 19% 13%
Two Strikes 52% 18% 7% 14% 8%
RHH
All Counts 58% 15% 18% 8% 0%
First Pitch 66% 11% 14% 10% 0%
Batter Ahead 63% 15% 17% 4% 0%
Even 59% 14% 16% 11% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 54% 16% 22% 8% 0%
Two Strikes 54% 16% 23% 7% 0%

Atlanta has lost four straight two other times this year, but that's NOT happening today...RIGHT?? The magic number has been stuck at 22 for what seems like forever!! Let's win this, please!!

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