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Game Thread 6/21: Braves at Marlins

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The Braves have a shot to do what last year's team didn't: Win six games in a row.

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The Braves have won five games in a row after splitting a four-game series against Cincinnati and sweeping the Mets in New York. Considering the current expectations of the team, this is a high water mark for the Braves right now, and things could get better if they can extend that streak to six with a win in Miami tonight.

It'll probably be tough sledding for Atlanta tonight, since they'll have to find a way to score off of Jose Fernandez. Simply put, the Marlins' ace has been a monster at home, so if the Braves want to add a "W 6" in the streak column of the standings, they'll have to be at their very best tonight and/or Fernandez will have to have an off night. We'll see what happens.

Here are the lineups:

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES MIAMI MARLINS
Jace Peterson - 2B Ichiro Suzuki - CF
Ender Inciarte - CF Martin Prado - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Christian Yelich - LF
Nick Markakis - RF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
A.J. Pierzynski - C Justin Bour - 1B
Erick Aybar - SS J.T. Realmuto - C
Chase d'Arnaud - 3B Derek Dietrich - 2B
Emilio Bonifacio - LF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Bud Norris - RHP Jose Fernandez - RHP

And here's further data on Jose Fernandez

Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2017

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 687 51.31% 95.97 -4.93 9.12 -2.38 5.94
Sinker 46 3.44% 93.25 -8.68 5.68 -2.42 5.98
Change 160 11.95% 88.05 -8.64 2.89 -2.51 5.67
Curve 444 33.16% 84.06 7.33 -0.09 -2.48 5.68
Slow Curve 2 0.15% 74.76 8.23 -4.46 -2.57 6.04

Pitch Outcomes - from 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2017

Pitch Type Count Ball Strike Swing Foul Whiffs BIP GB LD FB PU HR
Fourseam 687 33.48% 32.31% 44.54% 21.54% 11.50% 12.08% 5.09% 3.78% 2.47% 0.73% 0.44%
Sinker 46 52.17% 30.43% 21.74% 6.52% 6.52% 8.70% 4.35% 4.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Change 160 33.75% 30.63% 50.63% 13.13% 15.00% 22.50% 10.00% 8.75% 2.50% 1.25% 0.63%
Curve 444 32.43% 44.37% 48.20% 12.16% 25.68% 10.59% 3.38% 3.83% 2.03% 1.35% 0.45%
Slow Curve 2 50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%