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Game Thread 8/19: Braves at Pirates

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Five in a row, please!

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Fredi gonna Fredi.

Cutch is back in the lineup for the Bucs, and no Pedro Alvarez.

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Jason Heyward - RF Josh Harrison - 3B
Phil Gosselin - 2B Travis Snider - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Andrew McCutchen - CF
Justin Upton - LF Neil Walker - 2B
Chris Johnson - 3B Russell Martin - C
Evan Gattis - C Starling Marte - LF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Ike Davis - 1B
B.J. Upton - CF Jordy Mercer - SS
Aaron Harang - RHP Francisco Liriano - LHP

Liriano's pitch outcomes - 2014

Fourseam Sinker Slider Change
LHH
All Counts 7% 38% 53% 1%
First Pitch 11% 52% 37% 0%
Batter Ahead 10% 53% 36% 0%
Even 8% 39% 51% 3%
Pitcher Ahead 5% 26% 68% 1%
Two Strikes 2% 16% 80% 2%
RHH
All Counts 4% 36% 28% 32%
First Pitch 6% 51% 21% 22%
Batter Ahead 4% 39% 24% 33%
Even 5% 40% 26% 28%
Pitcher Ahead 3% 26% 36% 36%
Two Strikes 2% 13% 51% 34%

via brooksbaseball.net

Judging by the chart, he's a ground ball pitcher who uses the slider to get his strikeouts.

Let's get a fifth straight win, and hope 'zona can be useful for once and out-grit the gNats.