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Game Thread 7/24: Braves at Mets

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Scott Cunningham

Tim Hudson starts for the Braves, Jeremy Hefner for the Mets.

Same lineup as last night and the night before that:

  1. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  2. Jason Heyward - CF
  3. Justin Upton - RF
  4. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  5. Brian McCann - C
  6. Evan Gattis - LF
  7. Dan Uggla - 2B
  8. Chris Johnson - 3B
  9. Tim Hudson - P

Hefner's 2013 pitch usage

Fourseam Sinker Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 40% 14% 12% 12% 21%
First Pitch 45% 20% 2% 18% 15%
Batter Ahead 39% 22% 7% 4% 28%
Even 42% 14% 11% 14% 19%
Pitcher Ahead 38% 5% 19% 19% 19%
Two Strikes 38% 3% 29% 15% 14%
RHH
All Counts 38% 16% 32% 10% 3%
First Pitch 52% 16% 24% 7% 1%
Batter Ahead 32% 24% 35% 6% 3%
Even 42% 17% 28% 10% 3%
Pitcher Ahead 36% 10% 37% 14% 3%
Two Strikes 34% 4% 44% 14% 4%

Nine of Hefner's last 11 starts have been quality starts; he has 12 walks and 62 strikeouts in that span. He has given up eight earned runs in 12.1 innings against the Braves. Freddie Freeman is 3-7 against Hefner with 2 HR; McCann is 4-7.