Game Thread 6/10: Braves At Rockies

Justin Edmonds
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Although we didn't see any balls go flying over the fences and into the picturesque background of Coors Field, we did see the Braves gather up 3 runs (2 of which were driven in by Chris Johnson, who recorded his first 2 RBI since May 30th. Fantastic.), which ended up being enough to give them a win over the Rockies who only had 1 measly run to their name last night. If you're reading this, then I doubt that you're the type to complain about a Braves victory. Those are always lovely.

Now, the Braves will be looking to add another victory to their 2014 account, and they'll do so with the bullpen receiving a shot in the arm, with the potion in the metaphorical syringe being Jordan Walden. If/when he comes in, it'll be to help relieve Mike Minor, who'll be making the start tonight for Colorado. Minor's last appearance against he Rockies didn't exactly go swimmingly, which is in contrast to Colorado's starter for the night, Juan Nicasio, who shut the Braves out over 6 innings in his last encounter with Atlanta.

Here's the lineups:

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES COLORADO ROCKIES
Jason Heyward - RF Brandon Barnes - RF
B.J. Upton - CF Corey Dickerson - LF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Justin Upton - LF Wilin Rosario - C
Evan Gattis - C Drew Stubbs - CF
Chris Johnson - 3B Justin Morneau - 1B
Tommy La Stella - 2B Josh Rutledge - 2B
A. Simmons - SS DJ LeMahieu - 3B
Mike Minor - LHP Juan Nicasio - RHP

And here's data on Juan Nicasio.

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Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2014 to 06/10/2014

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 730 66.06% 93.06 -4.04 8.07 -2.04 5.98
Sinker 33 2.99% 91.27 -7.28 7.07 -2.08 5.96
Change 55 4.98% 86.49 -3.13 3.08 -1.80 6.05
Slider 286 25.88% 84.91 1.36 1.68 -1.98 5.87
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