The Braves and the Reds have played six games against each other this season. In those six games, the two teams both have three wins a piece, and have been separated by only one run throughout the entire season series. So yeah, this has been a hotly contested season series between two teams who appear to be equal in stature right now.
Tonight is an Eric Stults start, which means that tonight's pitching matchup isn't exactly a marquee matchup. The Reds will be countering by sending Raisel Iglesias onto the mound for his second career start. Yeah, this is gonna be an interesting pitching matchup. Again, not a marquee matchup, but an interesting one.
Here are the lineups:
|ATLANTA BRAVES||CINCINNATI REDS|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Billy Hamilton - CF|
|Andrelton Simmons - SS||Zack Cozart - SS|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Joey Votto - 1B|
|Kelly Johnson - LF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Alberto Callaspo - 3B||Marlon Byrd - LF|
|Jace Peterson - 2B||Jay Bruce - RF|
|Christian Bethancourt - C||Kris Negron - 2B|
|Cameron Maybin - CF||Brayan Pena - C|
|Eric Stults - LHP||Raisel Iglesias - RHP|
And here's what little data we have on Raisel Iglesias:
Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2015 to 01/01/2016
|Pitch Type||Count||Freq||Velo (mph)||pfx HMov (in.)||pfx VMov (in.)||H. Rel (ft.)||V. Rel (ft.)|