Game Thread 5/1: Braves At Marlins

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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After being outscored 18-3 in the first two games in this series, the Atlanta Braves are now in a position where they're trying to avoid being swept for the first time all season.

It figures to be another tough road ahead for the Braves and their offense, as Henderson Alvarez will be tonight's starter for the Marlins, and he has been fantastic at home, as have the rest of the Marlins who are now 11-4 at Marlins Park.

The Braves will now be depending on Ervin Santana to continue his good start to the season, and have to be hoping that he doesn't get blown up like Alex Wood and Aaron Harang did during Games 1 and 2. The Braves will be fielding the same lineup as last night, while Derek Dietrich will be replacing Ed Lucas at 2nd base for the Marlins.

Here are today's lineups:

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES MIAMI MARLINS
Jason Heyward - RF C. Yelich - LF
B.J. Upton - CF Derek Dietrich - 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
Ervin Santana - RHP H. Alvarez - RHP

And here's further information on Henderson Alvarez.

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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 369 20.09% 94.69 -4.04 8.07 -2.02 6.43
Sinker 974 53.02% 93.53 -7.74 5.63 -2.08 6.36
Change 139 7.57% 89.09 -5.14 3.48 -2.23 6.30
Slider 297 16.17% 82.54 4.15 -1.73 -2.10 6.34
Curve 25 1.36% 63.58 5.58 -2.36 -2.06 6.39
Cutter 27 1.47% 90.13 -2.80 4.93 -2.12 6.29
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