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Game Thread 8/10: Braves vs. Nationals

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Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Be nice to our field, Bruce! Wait…what? Oh look! No B.J. to foul things up!

Today's Lineups

WASHINGTON NATIONALS ATLANTA BRAVES
Denard Span - CF Emilio Bonifacio - CF
Anthony Rendon - 3B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Jayson Werth - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Adam LaRoche - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Ian Desmond - SS Jason Heyward - RF
Bryce Harper - LF Chris Johnson - 3B
Wilson Ramos - C Gerald Laird - C
Danny Espinosa - 2B Ramiro Pena - SS
Gio Gonzalez - LHP Alex Wood - LHP

Nats have lost Gio's last six and seven of nine starts against the Braves, so I'm expecting a win from the "A" team tonight!

Gio's pitch usage - 2014

Fourseam Sinker Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 55% 15% 28% 2%
First Pitch 64% 14% 22% 0%
Batter Ahead 74% 17% 6% 3%
Even 55% 14% 29% 2%
Pitcher Ahead 40% 14% 44% 2%
Two Strikes 48% 12% 35% 4%
RHH
All Counts 32% 30% 17% 21%
First Pitch 20% 52% 13% 15%
Batter Ahead 35% 37% 3% 25%
Even 26% 37% 18% 19%
Pitcher Ahead 37% 12% 32% 18%
Two Strikes 41% 11% 31% 18%

via brooksbaseball.net