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Game Thread 8/3: Braves at Phillies

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Brandon Beachy makes his second start of the season; John Lannan starts for the Phillies.

BJ is back, and Gerald Laird has been DL'd with kidney stones retroactive to 7/26.

  1. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  2. Justin Upton - RF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Evan Gattis - C
  5. Chris Johnson - 3B
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. BJ Upton - CF
  8. Joey Terdoslavich - LF
  9. Brandon Beachy - P

Lannan's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 22% 34% 6% 20% 4% 15%
First Pitch 27% 30% 4% 27% 5% 7%
Batter Ahead 27% 37% 13% 10% 0% 14%
Even 21% 35% 2% 21% 6% 15%
Pitcher Ahead 15% 26% 7% 30% 7% 15%
Two Strikes 20% 28% 8% 22% 5% 17%
RHH
All Counts 26% 30% 3% 7% 10% 24%
First Pitch 29% 36% 3% 4% 8% 21%
Batter Ahead 25% 35% 2% 5% 3% 29%
Even 26% 31% 3% 7% 9% 24%
Pitcher Ahead 27% 21% 4% 9% 23% 17%
Two Strikes 24% 24% 4% 11% 16% 21%

Since 1980, only Bernie Williams (2002) and Chuck Knoblauch (1996) have 10 straight multi-hit games; Chris Johnson seeks his ninth in a row today; he is 3-5 against Lannan.