Game Thread 6/4: Braves vs. Mariners

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Let's not have a repeat of yesterday, mmkay?

Today's Lineups

Wow…not often you see a first baseman as a leadoff hitter.

Kuma is another sinkerballer who also utilizes a splitter with two strikes.

Iwakuma's 2014 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Slider Curve Split
LHH
All Counts 10% 43% 14% 5% 27%
First Pitch 13% 57% 14% 4% 12%
Batter Ahead 4% 71% 10% 4% 12%
Even 13% 45% 15% 4% 23%
Pitcher Ahead 12% 18% 16% 7% 47%
Two Strikes 22% 8% 6% 4% 61%
RHH
All Counts 11% 38% 30% 4% 16%
First Pitch 11% 48% 35% 5% 0%
Batter Ahead 12% 58% 15% 4% 6%
Even 14% 41% 30% 4% 10%
Pitcher Ahead 6% 24% 36% 5% 29%
Two Strikes 14% 17% 28% 1% 40%

via brooksbaseball.net

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