Open Thread 4/11: Braves vs. Nationals

Rob Carr
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The opening game of this three-game series pits Julio Teheran against Washington's Tanner Roark at 7:35 p.m. ET on Fox SportSouth. Andrelton Simmons is still tending to a sore wrist, so Ramiro Pena will stay in the lineup.

The Braves were 6-4 against Washington at Turner Field last year.

BRAVES STARTING LINEUP

  1. Jason Heyward - RF
  2. B.J. Upton - CF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Chris Johnson - 3B
  5. Justin Upton - RF
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. Evan Gattis - C
  8. Ramiro Pena - SS
  9. Julio Teheran - P

NATIONALS STARTING LINEUP

  1. Denard Span - CF
  2. Anthony Rendon - 2B
  3. Jayson Werth - RF
  4. Adam LaRoche - 1B
  5. Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
  6. Bryce Harper - LF
  7. Ian Desmond - SS
  8. Jose Lobaton - C
  9. Tanner Roark - P

Roark's pitch results - career

Pitch Type Count Foul/Swing Whiff/Swing GB/BIP LD/BIP FB/BIP PU/BIP GB/FB HR/(FB+LD)
Fourseam 86 48.65 27.03 9.09 9.09 63.64 18.18 14.29 0.00
Sinker 450 47.76 7.46 47.31 30.11 13.98 8.60 338.46 2.44
Change 67 17.65 35.29 31.25 31.25 25.00 12.50 125.00 0.00
Slider 165 29.41 29.41 50.00 13.64 31.82 4.55 157.14 0.00
Curve 82 34.09 18.18 66.67 19.05 14.29 0.00 466.67 0.00
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