This is the first of four between the Braves and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Braves will see rookie Chris Heston for the first time in this contest; lefties against Heston have hit .344/.390/.581 while righties have hit .221/.275/.311 against him. Shelby Miller looks to continue his good run; in 13 of his last 14 starts, he's allowed two runs or fewer.
|ATLANTA BRAVES||SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS|
|Jace Peterson - 2B||Norichika Aoki - LF|
|Cameron Maybin - CF||Joe Panik - 2B|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Buster Posey - C|
|Juan Uribe - 3B||Brandon Belt - 1B|
|A.J. Pierzynski - C||Brandon Crawford - SS|
|Todd Cunningham - LF||Angel Pagan - CF|
|Andrelton Simmons - SS||Matt Duffy - 3B|
|Shelby Miller - RHP||Chris Heston - RHP|
Heston pitch repertoire (from brooksbaseball.net):
In 2015, Heston has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (78mph), Curve (76mph), Change (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph).
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo.