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Game Thread 6/28: Braves vs. Indians

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It's time for Game 2 of the Braves' run-in with the hottest team in baseball at the moment.

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The Cleveland Indians are pretty hot right now -- historically hot, even. They'll also be sending former AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to the mound tonight, and he's pitched two complete game shutouts in his last three outings. So yeah, this seems like a terrific time for the Braves to run into Cleveland, right?

The games still have to be played, so the Braves have no choice but to send their players out there and give it their all against some staunch competition. Matt Wisler will be the starting pitcher for the Braves tonight, and while he hasn't been excellent as of late, he's got the potential to pull a lovely performance out of his hat, so we'll see what happens tonight. Let's hope for the best, everybody.

Here are the lineups:

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS ATLANTA BRAVES
Carlos Santana - 1B Jace Peterson - 2B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Ender Inciarte - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS Freddie Freeman - 1B
Jose Ramirez - LF Nick Markakis - RF
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Adonis Garcia - 3B
Yan Gomes - C A.J. Pierzynski - C
Tyler Naquin - CF Erick Aybar - SS
Juan Uribe - 3B Emilio Bonifacio - LF
Corey Kluber - RHP Matt Wisler - RHP

And here's further data on Corey Kluber:

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 340 37.94% 23.53% 46.76% 22.06% 9.12% 15.88% 6.47% 4.41% 4.12% 0.88% 0.59%
Sinker 528 37.31% 30.11% 38.07% 13.26% 6.06% 18.75% 9.47% 5.11% 3.60% 0.57% 0.95%
Change 103 36.89% 30.10% 55.34% 13.59% 23.30% 19.42% 10.68% 2.91% 3.88% 1.94% 0.97%
Slider 248 32.26% 37.90% 54.44% 14.52% 25.40% 14.52% 7.26% 3.23% 4.03% 0.00% 0.00%
Cutter 358 25.70% 31.01% 57.54% 19.27% 15.36% 23.74% 11.73% 5.31% 4.75% 1.96% 0.28%

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 340 21.56% 93.18 -3.05 8.72 -1.87 5.59
Sinker 528 33.48% 93.17 -7.26 6.16 -1.86 5.59
Change 103 6.53% 86.64 -6.49 3.71 -1.86 5.56
Slider 248 15.73% 84.32 9.04 -0.46 -1.74 5.60
Cutter 358 22.70% 89.55 2.26 3.09 -1.82 5.60