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Game Thread 5/12: Braves at Giants

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Stay awake, east coast! The Braves and Giants kick off at 10:15 p.m. ET on SportSouth with Gavin Floyd making his second start for the Braves.

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Jason Heyward - RF Angel Pagan - CF
Justin Upton - LF Hunter Pence - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Chris Johnson - 3B Michael Morse - 1B
Gerald Laird - C Hector Sanchez - C
B.J. Upton - CF Brandon Crawford - SS
Andrelton Simmons - SS Tyler Colvin - LF
Gavin Floyd - RHP Brandon Hicks - 2B
Ramiro Pena - 2B Tim Lincecum - RHP

Justin Upton's back is apparently well enough for him to play, and returns to the lineup despite having horrible numbers against Lincecum (11-51, 18 K).

The Braves find themselves in the position of having scored the fewest runs (115) while also allowing the fewest (106).

Lincecum's 2014 pitch trajectory

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 219 29.32% 90.83 1.47 9.35 -0.83 6.21
Sinker 159 21.29% 90.34 -2.99 8.42 -0.83 6.21
Slider 131 17.54% 81.94 1.68 -2.37 -1.01 6.01
Curve 64 8.57% 76.40 4.10 -8.04 -0.81 6.09
Split 173 23.16% 83.77 -1.18 3.34 -1.05 5.99