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Game Thread 8/12: Braves vs. Phillies

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Daniel Shirey

Julio Teheran starts for the Braves, Cole Hamels for the Phillies.

Justin Upton and Brian McCann appear to be well enough to start today. Justin had a hamstring cramp and McCann had been held out because of a sore knee.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Jason Heyward - RF
  2. Justin Upton - LF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Brian McCann - C
  5. Chris Johnson - 3B
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. B.J. Upton - CF
  8. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  9. Julio Teheran - P

PHILLIES LINEUP

  1. Jimmy Rollins - SS
  2. Michael Young - 1B
  3. Chase Utley - 2B
  4. Domonic Brown - LF
  5. Darin Ruf - RF
  6. Cody Asche - 3B
  7. John Mayberry - CF
  8. Carlos Ruiz - C
  9. Cole Hamels - P

The Phillies have a .194 batting average and a 6.65 ERA in losing their last 11 road games.

Hamels' 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 42% 9% 24% 8% 18%
First Pitch 49% 10% 28% 4% 9%
Batter Ahead 50% 5% 23% 1% 22%
Even 43% 11% 25% 5% 17%
Pitcher Ahead 32% 11% 22% 19% 16%
Two Strikes 38% 11% 14% 13% 25%
RHH
All Counts 42% 8% 17% 7% 27%
First Pitch 51% 7% 11% 6% 25%
Batter Ahead 46% 6% 11% 1% 36%
Even 43% 7% 17% 5% 28%
Pitcher Ahead 38% 10% 21% 13% 18%
Two Strikes 32% 8% 20% 10% 29%