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Game Thread 8/22: Braves at Cardinals

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David Banks

Paul Maholm returns from the DL to start today, and new Brave Elliot Johnson gets the start at second base. Joe Kelly starts for St. Louis.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Jordan Schafer - CF
  2. Justin Upton - RF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Chris Johnson - 3B
  5. Brian McCann - C
  6. Evan Gattis - LF
  7. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  8. Elliot Johnson - 2B
  9. Paul Maholm - P

CARDINALS LINEUP

  1. Matt Carpenter - 2B
  2. Carlos Beltran - RF
  3. Matt Holliday - LF
  4. Allen Craig - 1B
  5. David Freese - 3B
  6. Shane Robinson - CF
  7. Rob Johnson - C
  8. Pete Kozma - SS
  9. Joe Kelly - P

Kelly's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 26% 38% 3% 7% 27%
First Pitch 26% 50% 1% 3% 20%
Batter Ahead 30% 44% 1% 0% 25%
Even 25% 40% 2% 6% 27%
Pitcher Ahead 22% 28% 6% 15% 28%
Two Strikes 25% 28% 4% 16% 27%
RHH
All Counts 37% 31% 17% 7% 8%
First Pitch 40% 33% 18% 8% 1%
Batter Ahead 35% 39% 7% 5% 13%
Even 35% 30% 21% 9% 5%
Pitcher Ahead 44% 20% 22% 7% 7%
Two Strikes 35% 19% 22% 11% 12%

In the wake of Jason Heyward's injury, Brandon Beachy will miss his scheduled start on Sunday; Mike Minor will start in Beachy's place.