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Game Thread 7/31: Braves at Dodgers

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Escape from LA with a win, please.

Lisa Blumenfeld

Ha, I just made a Kurt Russell movie reference! I wonder if he could play center?

Teheran better have his A+ stuff, or it's going to be a long night.

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES LOS ANGELES DODGERS
B.J. Upton - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Tommy La Stella - 2B Yasiel Puig - CF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Justin Upton - LF Hanley Ramirez - SS
Evan Gattis - C Carl Crawford - LF
Ryan Doumit - RF Matt Kemp - RF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Juan Uribe - 3B
Phil Gosselin - 3B A.J. Ellis - C
Julio Teheran - RHP Clayton Kershaw - LHP

Kershaw's 2014 pitch trajectory

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 753 54.06% 93.80 1.26 11.38 1.60 6.38
Sinker 4 0.29% 91.43 8.23 9.89 1.86 6.43
Change 18 1.29% 88.81 5.90 9.91 1.82 6.32
Slider 419 30.08% 87.95 -2.22 3.84 1.67 6.35
Curve 198 14.21% 74.88 -2.69 -8.76 1.31 6.40
Slow Curve 1 0.07% 60.88 -2.40 -8.66 1.62 6.64

via brooksbaseball.net