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Game Thread 5/25: Braves vs. Rockies

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Scott Cunningham

The Braves send Julio Teheran to the mound against the Rockies at 5:10 p.m. ET in hopes the Braves don't suffer a series loss. The last time the Braves lost a series at home to the Rockies was in 2005, and I'd prefer it stay that way.

Today's Lineups

COLORADO ROCKIES ATLANTA BRAVES
Charlie Blackmon - CF Jason Heyward - RF
Michael Cuddyer - RF B.J. Upton - CF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Freddie Freeman - 1B
Carlos Gonzalez - LF Justin Upton - LF
Justin Morneau - 1B Evan Gattis - C
Wilin Rosario - C Chris Johnson - 3B
Charlie Culberson - 3B Andrelton Simmons - SS
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Tyler Pastornicky - 2B
Franklin Morales - LHP Julio Teheran - RHP

Quite frankly, I'd be shocked if the Braves lose today. Morales has not been good this year, and the pitching matchup is grossly mismatched.

Morales 2014 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Cutter Curve Split
LHH
All Counts 52% 5% 26% 13% 3%
First Pitch 58% 7% 21% 14% 1%
Batter Ahead 68% 5% 25% 3% 0%
Even 48% 6% 24% 19% 3%
Pitcher Ahead 40% 5% 33% 17% 5%
Two Strikes 49% 2% 25% 21% 3%
RHH
All Counts 44% 16% 22% 10% 9%
First Pitch 54% 17% 10% 14% 4%
Batter Ahead 45% 13% 29% 3% 9%
Even 47% 16% 16% 11% 10%
Pitcher Ahead 37% 18% 22% 15% 7%
Two Strikes 40% 11% 25% 16% 8%