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Game Thread 9/5: Braves At Marlins

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Chris Trotman

One week ago, these two teams kicked off a series that the Braves eventually won. Now, they're doing it again in a different town, but those of you who are reading this are probably rooting for the same result, as the Braves are making a trip down to South Beach to take on the Marlins.

Tonight's pitching duel is a rematch of what we saw last Saturday, as the young and spry Jarred Cosart will be starting for Miami, while the Braves will be trotting out Aaron Harang, who is not so young and not so spry. This matchup didn't go so well for the Braves last time, as Cosart went 7 scoreless innings and the Braves got shut out. Here's hoping for the reverse.

Here are the lineups and further data on Cosart. As you can see, Justin Upton is back in the lineup, so it's clear that he's good to go after his triceps issue caused him to miss Wednesday's game.

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jason Heyward - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Christian Yelich - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Andrelton Simmons - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Donovan Solano - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Freddie Freeman - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Giancarlo Stanton - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Upton - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Casey McGehee - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Evan Gattis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Marcell Ozuna - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tommy La Stella - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Justin Bour - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Johnson - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">B.J. Upton - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Adeiny Hechavarria - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Aaron Harang - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jarred Cosart - 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 70 2.85% 95.04 -1.02 7.78 -1.61 6.39
Sinker 40 1.63% 93.96 -6.15 4.19 -1.51 6.08
Change 100 4.07% 83.61 -6.09 6.12 -1.65 6.22
Slider 4 0.16% 81.25 4.58 -2.23 -1.37 6.15
Curve 637 25.93% 79.63 5.71 -10.01 -1.45 6.19
Cutter 1605 65.32% 94.55 0.08 7.31 -1.88 6.32