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Game Thread 7/5: Braves vs. D-backs

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Scott Cunningham

Let's make it nine in a row, please!

Today's Lineups

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ATLANTA BRAVES
Ender Inciarte - CF B.J. Upton - CF
David Peralta - LF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Miguel Montero - C Justin Upton - LF
Martin Prado - 3B Jason Heyward - RF
Aaron Hill - 2B Chris Johnson - 3B
Gerardo Parra - RF Tommy LaStella - 2B
Didi Gregorius - SS Christian Bethancourt - C
Mike Bolsinger - RHP Aaron Harang - RHP

This is the Braves first look at Bolsinger, so here's some info on him: He was drafted twice, in 2006 by Cleveland and 2009 by Oakland, before being drafted by and signing with Arizona in 2010 out of the University of Arkansas. He had a 3.30 ERA in 96 minor league games (67 starts); he averaged 3.2 BB/9 and 8.1 K/9.

Bolsinger's 2014 pitching profile

Pitch Type Count Foul/
Swing
Whiff/
Swing
GB/BIP LD/BIP FB/BIP PU/BIP GB/FB HR/(FB+LD)
Fourseam 14 42.86 42.86 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Change 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Curve 244 37.50 21.43 63.04 21.74 15.22 0.00 414.29 5.88
Cutter 446 32.98 17.02 50.00 25.53 19.15 5.32 261.11 11.90
Fourseam Cutter Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 2% 65% 32% 0%
First Pitch 2% 70% 26% 0%
Batter Ahead 3% 70% 23% 0%
Even 3% 65% 32% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 1% 62% 36% 1%
Two Strikes 2% 54% 45% 0%
RHH
All Counts 2% 61% 37% 0%
First Pitch 2% 59% 39% 0%
Batter Ahead 1% 67% 32% 0%
Even 2% 61% 37% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 2% 56% 42% 0%
Two Strikes 1% 48% 51% 0%

via brooksbaseball.net