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Game Thread 6/14: Braves vs. Angels

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The Braves are currently tied for first place in the East as they try to win the series outright against the Angels. Jason Heyward is back in the lineup; let's hope he doesn't have any problems with his hand.

Today's Lineups

LOS ANGELES ANGELS ATLANTA BRAVES
Kole Calhoun - RF Jason Heyward - RF
Mike Trout - CF B.J. Upton - CF
Albert Pujols - 1B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Josh Hamilton - LF Justin Upton - LF
Howie Kendrick - 2B Evan Gattis - C
Erick Aybar - SS Chris Johnson - 3B
David Freese - 3B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Chris Iannetta - C Andrelton Simmons - SS
Garrett Richards - RHP Gavin Floyd - RHP

Richards has been the Angels' best starter this year. He's a sinkerball pitcher and has only given up two homers in his 14 starts.

Fourseam Sinker Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 22% 50% 17% 9% 1%
First Pitch 15% 60% 17% 6% 1%
Batter Ahead 25% 61% 11% 1% 0%
Even 16% 56% 20% 6% 1%
Pitcher Ahead 27% 24% 20% 25% 2%
Two Strikes 28% 25% 27% 20% 0%
RHH
All Counts 45% 16% 34% 4% 0%
First Pitch 59% 8% 32% 1% 0%
Batter Ahead 61% 10% 28% 1% 0%
Even 50% 15% 32% 3% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 23% 23% 45% 9% 0%
Two Strikes 31% 16% 45% 8% 0%

via brooksbaseball.net