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Game Thread 8/27: Braves At Mets

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So, last night didn't go so well. The Braves' offense spent last night turning getting into Double Plays into an art form. However, that's one form of art that the world can do without, so hopefully the boys have decided to keep that gift to themselves, and instead put some more runs on the board.

They'll have to get it done against Zack Wheeler, who has become quite the familiar foe for the Braves this season. His counterpart will be Julio Teheran, who has a couple of good starts in a row under his belt and is looking to add a third.

The Braves have made a couple of lineup changes. Chris Johnson struggled mightily last night, so he's been relieved at 3rd base tonight in favor of Phil Gosselin. Also, B.J. Upton makes his return to the lineup tonight, replacing Emilio Bonifacio. Here's the rest of the lineups, plus advanced information on Wheeler:

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Curtis Granderson - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Phil Gosselin - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Juan Lagares - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Lucas Duda - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Travis d'Arnaud - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Evan Gattis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Campbell - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tommy La Stella - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Matt den Dekker - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Andrelton Simmons - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilmer Flores - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ruben Tejada - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Julio Teheran - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Zack Wheeler - RHP</td></tr></tbody>

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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 1139 42.69% 96.08 -6.15 8.57 -1.49 5.75
Sinker 527 19.75% 95.65 -8.46 6.67 -1.57 5.67
Change 192 7.20% 89.10 -9.49 5.97 -1.58 5.66
Slider 407 15.25% 89.82 0.18 1.91 -1.64 5.57
Curve 397 14.88% 79.35 6.32 -8.12 -1.41 5.67