Game Thread 4/30: Braves At Marlins

Mike Ehrmann
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Remember what happened last night? Great! I don't either! Hopefully the Braves have also done their best to forget all about last night's debacle, but at the same time, it'd be nice if they could get revenge for the pound of flesh that Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton, and the rest of the Miami Marlins extracted from the Braves last night.

The Braves actually have all 8 regular field starters in the lineup tonight, as both Uptons, Chris Johnson, and Dan Uggla have all returned to their spots after Fredi Gonzalez's brilliant plan of putting in contact hitters instead of the main strikeout guys resulted in Jose Fernandez only recording 9 strikeouts instead of the 14 that he recorded against the Braves last week. So in that case, Fredi's cunning tactical plan was a success! Hooray, Fredi!

Aaron Harang and his currently-microscopic ERA will take the mound for the Braves tonight, while the Marlins are giving the ball to another one of their talented young arms, Nathan Eovaldi. He's not Jose Fernandez, but he's still pretty good, so we'll probably see another tough game in Marlins Park tonight.

Here are the lineups:

Today's Lineups

Jason Heyward - RF C. Yelich - LF
B.J. Upton - CF Ed Lucas - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B G. Stanton - RF
Justin Upton - LF Casey McGehee - 3B
Evan Gattis - C J. Saltalamacchia - C
Dan Uggla - 2B Garrett Jones - 1B
Chris Johnson - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
A. Simmons - SS A. Hechavarria - SS
Aaron Harang - RHP Nathan Eovaldi - RHP

And here's some charts on Nathan Eovaldi:


Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2013 to 01/01/2015

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 1493 69.38% 97.06 -6.89 8.28 -2.97 6.10
Sinker 2 0.09% 95.32 -8.88 3.07 -3.15 5.82
Change 42 1.95% 88.16 -7.84 4.79 -2.88 6.27
Slider 431 20.03% 87.08 2.37 0.70 -2.66 6.38
Curve 181 8.41% 78.03 5.24 -7.89 -2.42 6.55

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