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Game Thread 7/12: Braves At Cubs

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David Banks

Yesterday was a bit of a bummer. Today, however, is a new day, which means that there's a new opportunity to put yesterday's exciting-yet-disappointing game to bed, as the Braves take on the Cubs for the 2nd game of the final 3-game series before the All-Star Break.

B.J. Upton is back at the top of the lineup today, and that's the only change for the Braves. Well, other than the starting pitcher, who happens to be Mike Minor. The Cubs will be starting Edwin Jackson on the hill for today's contest.

Here are the lineups:

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<th align="left">ATLANTA BRAVES</th>

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">A. Alcantara - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">A. Simmons - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Justin Ruggiano - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Anthony Rizzo - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Starlin Castro - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">W. Castillo - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Johnson - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Chris Coghlan - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tommy La Stella - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mike Olt - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">C. Bethancourt - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Darwin Barney - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mike Minor - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Edwin Jackson - RHP</td></tr></tbody>

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And here's data on Edwin Jackson:

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Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2014 to 01/01/2015

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 792 44.39% 93.94 -4.56 9.34 -2.91 6.26
Sinker 260 14.57% 93.27 -7.36 7.49 -2.83 6.25
Change 68 3.81% 87.19 -9.03 7.54 -2.96 6.30
Slider 511 28.64% 86.82 -0.08 0.81 -2.85 6.18
Curve 146 8.18% 79.88 1.46 -3.85 -2.77 6.40