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Game Thread 9/15: Braves vs. Padres

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Kevin C. Cox

Julio Teheran takes the mound for the Braves against rookie righty Burch Smith of the Padres.

BRAVES LINEUP

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

PADRES LINEUP

  1. Will Venable - RF
  2. Alexi Amarista - CF
  3. Jedd Gyorko - 2B
  4. Chase Headley - 3B
  5. Jesus Guzman - LF
  6. Tommy Medica - 1B
  7. Ronny Cedeno - SS
  8. Nick Hundley - C
  9. Burch Smith - P

Smith's 2013 pitch usage and results

Fourseam Sinker Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 69% 4% 13% 15%
First Pitch 61% 7% 15% 17%
Batter Ahead 80% 4% 2% 14%
Even 63% 5% 15% 17%
Pitcher Ahead 66% 2% 20% 12%
Two Strikes 72% 4% 16% 9%
RHH
All Counts 69% 0% 10% 21%
First Pitch 79% 0% 10% 12%
Batter Ahead 59% 0% 9% 31%
Even 77% 0% 11% 13%
Pitcher Ahead 67% 0% 9% 23%
Two Strikes 70% 0% 9% 21%

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 233 68.93% 92.85 -3.20 8.69 -2.10 5.25
Sinker 7 2.07% 90.61 -5.00 4.12 -2.02 5.23
Change 59 17.46% 81.52 -4.49 4.67 -2.10 5.27
Curve 39 11.54% 76.28 9.20 -6.55 -1.98 5.45