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Game Thread 4/23: Braves vs. Marlins

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Scott Cunningham

Rise and shine! This business man's special pits Aaron Harang against Nate Eovaldi in the finale of a three-game series between the Braves and Marlins at 12:10 p.m. ET.

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS ATLANTA BRAVES
Christian Yelich - LF Jason Heyward - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Garrett Jones - 1B Chris Johnson - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Ryan Doumit - LF
Derek Dietrich - 2B Dan Uggla - 2B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Jordan Schafer - CF
Jeff Mathis - C Gerald Laird - C
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Aaron Harang - RHP

According to Elias, last night's game marked the first time that opposing starting pitchers, both younger than the age of 24, each struck out more than 10 batters in a game since July 31, 1901, when Reds' 22-year old pitcher Noodles Hahn struck out 11 and the Cubs' 22-year old starter Long Tom Hughes fanned 15.

Eovaldi's 2014 pitch usage

Fourseam Slider Curve Change
LHH
All Counts 68% 20% 8% 5%
First Pitch 68% 17% 14% 2%
Batter Ahead 84% 7% 2% 7%
Even 64% 22% 10% 4%
Pitcher Ahead 60% 26% 10% 3%
Two Strikes 65% 30% 4% 1%
RHH
All Counts 66% 31% 1% 0%
First Pitch 70% 27% 3% 0%
Batter Ahead 79% 13% 0% 0%
Even 72% 26% 2% 0%
Pitcher Ahead 48% 50% 2% 0%
Two Strikes 59% 40% 2% 0%