Game Thread 9/13: Braves vs. Padres

Denis Poroy
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David Hale makes his MLB debut for the Braves; Ian Kennedy starts for the Padres.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Jordan Schafer - 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. David Hale - P

PADRES LINEUP

  1. Will Venable - CF
  2. Chris Denorfia - RF
  3. Jedd Gyorko - 2B
  4. Chase Headley - 3B
  5. Kyle Blanks - LF
  6. Tommy Medica - 1B
  7. Ronny Cedeno - SS
  8. Rene Rivera - C
  9. Ian Kennedy - P

Kennedy's 2013 pitch usage and results

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 6% 57% 3% 13% 22%
First Pitch 6% 65% 1% 10% 18%
Batter Ahead 6% 61% 3% 5% 25%
Even 6% 58% 3% 13% 21%
Pitcher Ahead 6% 51% 4% 19% 20%
Two Strikes 5% 51% 3% 17% 24%
RHH
All Counts 5% 51% 12% 11% 21%
First Pitch 4% 56% 16% 10% 14%
Batter Ahead 6% 54% 12% 5% 22%
Even 4% 52% 14% 10% 19%
Pitcher Ahead 5% 45% 11% 17% 23%
Two Strikes 4% 41% 8% 12% 35%

Pitch Type Count AB K BB HBP 1B 2B 3B HR BAA SLG ISO BABIP
Fourseam 160 33 7 6 0 4 4 0 4 .364 .849 .485 .364
Sinker 1537 333 64 37 5 58 19 3 14 .282 .484 .201 .314
Change 611 176 55 16 5 23 11 0 6 .227 .392 .165 .296
Curve 332 58 17 6 0 5 3 0 0 .138 .190 .052 .195
Cutter 226 38 5 5 1 8 3 0 1 .316 .474 .158 .344

The Braves are 12-13 with a .235 average and 3.45 ERA against the Padres since the beginning of the 2010 season, including 6-10 in their past 16 games. Dan Uggla is 9-for-95 (.095) in his past 32 games with 2 doubles, no homers, 4 RBIs, 19 walks and 35 strikeouts. Evan Gattis, meanwhile, is 11-for-35 (.314) with 4 doubles, 4 homers, 10 RBIs and a .711 slugging% in 10 games since returning from Triple-A stint. In his past 34 home games, Freddie Freeman has hit .314 w/ 9 HRs, 34 RBIs,.395 OBP and a .606 slugging%.

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