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Game Thread 6/20: Braves At Nationals

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Despite the absolutely unfortunate incident that was Gavin Floyd's elbow injury, there was a big positive last night's affair, and that was that the Braves continued their current run of positive results against the Washington Nationals with another victory in their building.

Now, the Braves will be looking to keep the good times rolling into the weekend phase of this 4-game series. After dispatching of Jordan Zimmerman, who has been pitching at an ace level as of late, the Braves will now have to contend with Stephen Strasburg, the actual ace of the Nationals' lineup. Meanwhile, Atlanta will be starting Mike Minor who is hoping to have a better time than he did in his last two starts.

Justin Upton is once again on the bench, so there's a bench player in left again and this time it's Jordan Schafer. Washington's lineup is unchanged.

Here are the lineups in entirety:

Today's Lineups

Tommy La Stella - 2B Denard Span - CF
B.J. Upton - CF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Jayson Werth - RF
Evan Gattis - C Adam LaRoche - 1B
Jason Heyward - RF Ryan Zimmerman - LF
Chris Johnson - 3B Ian Desmond - SS
A. Simmons - SS Danny Espinosa - 2B
Jordan Schafer - LF Jose Lobaton - C
Mike Minor - LHP S. Strasburg - RHP

And here's data on Strasburg:


Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2014 to 01/01/2015

Pitch Type Count Freq Velo (mph) pfx HMov (in.) pfx VMov (in.) H. Rel (ft.) V. Rel (ft.)
Fourseam 814 56.18% 95.40 -5.94 8.77 -1.44 6.15
Sinker 17 1.17% 94.07 -8.56 6.77 -1.51 6.14
Change 329 22.71% 88.84 -9.30 3.13 -1.57 6.13
Slider 47 3.24% 87.18 2.37 0.49 -1.59 6.07
Curve 238 16.43% 80.08 8.17 -7.98 -1.47 6.09

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