Now, on this Mother's Day afternoon, the Braves will now be going for their first series sweep since the Reds series from the end of April. They'll have to do it without Justin Upton, who will be sitting this game out after the rough nighthe had last night at the hands of Anthony Rizzo and Jeff Samardzija.
In addition, there's no B.J. Upton and once again, no Dan Uggla. Tyler Pastornicky is the 2nd baseman today, and he will be batting 2nd today, while B.J. will be replaced by Jordan Schafer, who will be batting 9th because batting the pitcher 8th is still what's hot in the streets.
Aaron Harang will be looking to continue his strong start to the season, while the Cubs will be putting their trust in Edwin Jackson to keep the Braves at bay.
Here's today's lineups:
|CHICAGO CUBS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Ryan Kalish - CF||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Chris Coghlan - LF||T. Pastornicky - 2B|
|Anthony Rizzo - 1B||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Starlin Castro - SS||Evan Gattis - C|
|N. Schierholtz - RF||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|W. Castillo - C||Ryan Doumit - LF|
|Mike Olt - 3B||A. Simmons - SS|
|Darwin Barney - 2B||Aaron Harang - RHP|
|Edwin Jackson - RHP||Jordan Schafer - CF|
And here's data on Edwin Jackson:
Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2014 to 05/11/2014
|Pitch Type||Count||Freq||Velo (mph)||pfx HMov (in.)||pfx VMov (in.)||H. Rel (ft.)||V. Rel (ft.)|