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Game Thread 8/23: Braves at Cardinals

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Patrick McDermott

Kris Medlen starts for the Braves, Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.

BRAVES LINEUP

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

CARDINALS LINEUP

  1. Matt Carpenter - 3B
  2. Carlos Beltran - RF
  3. Matt Holliday - LF
  4. Allen Craig - 1B
  5. Yadier Molina - C
  6. Jon Jay - CF
  7. Kolten Wong - 2B
  8. Daniel Descalso - SS
  9. Adam Wainwright - P

Wainwright's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 18% 19% 27% 29% 7%
First Pitch 10% 38% 29% 19% 4%
Batter Ahead 27% 23% 32% 14% 5%
Even 13% 26% 28% 27% 7%
Pitcher Ahead 18% 6% 23% 46% 8%
Two Strikes 21% 8% 18% 49% 5%
RHH
All Counts 18% 23% 34% 25% 1%
First Pitch 20% 30% 32% 18% 1%
Batter Ahead 26% 28% 33% 12% 0%
Even 18% 28% 31% 23% 1%
Pitcher Ahead 15% 13% 38% 33% 2%
Two Strikes 18% 11% 32% 38% 1%

In team news, Brandon Beachy has been placed on the 15-day DL and Todd Cunningham has been recalled from Gwinnett; the Braves also acquired pitcher Freddy Garcia from Baltimore for cash considerations.

BJ Upton hasn't homered since his 2-HR game June 15.