Open Thread 4/13: Braves vs. Nationals

Kevin C. Cox
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The Braves go for a three-game sweep of the Nationals this afternoon on Fox SportSouth. Aaron Harang will start for the Braves, Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals. Dan Uggla and Chris Johnson get the day off.

BRAVES STARTING LINEUP

  1. Jason Heyward - RF
  2. B.J. Upton - CF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Justin Upton - LF
  5. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  6. Gerald Laird - C
  7. Ramiro Pena - 3B
  8. Tyler Pastornicky - 2B
  9. Aaron Harang - P

NATIONALS STARTING LINEUP

  1. Anthony Rendon - 3B
  2. Bryce Harper - CF
  3. Jayson Werth - RF
  4. Adam LaRoche - 1B
  5. Ian Desmond - SS
  6. Kevin Frandsen - LF
  7. Danny Espinosa - 2B
  8. Jose Lobaton - C
  9. Gio Gonzalez - P

Gonzalez's recent troubles with the Braves have been well documented: the Nationals were 0-5 in his starts against Atlanta last year and he received a total of five runs of support.

Gonzalez's pitch outcomes - career

Pitch Type Count Foul/Swing Whiff/Swing GB/BIP LD/BIP FB/BIP PU/BIP GB/FB HR/(FB+LD)
Fourseam 6446 45.73 20.10 27.57 21.44 38.54 12.45 71.54 9.23
Sinker 4318 40.27 13.95 51.98 21.32 23.11 3.59 224.87 3.77
Change 1431 23.92 37.09 58.77 20.18 18.42 2.63 319.05 2.27
Curve 4148 30.66 36.66 70.63 15.99 11.15 2.23 633.33 6.16
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