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Game Thread 9/3: Braves at Phillies

The Braves are going for five wins in a row tonight. Can John Gant help the Braves keep their streak going?

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The Braves were trailing by four runs at one point last night. At certain points during this season, that was normally a sign that the night was not going to end well for Atlanta. Instead, the Braves rallied, scored eight runs, and ended up winning 8-4. The Braves have won four straight games now, and they'll be looking to make it five tonight.

Here are the lineups:

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Ender Inciarte - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Adonis Garcia - 3B Aaron Altherr - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B
Matt Kemp - LF Ryan Howard - 1B
Nick Markakis - RF Cameron Rupp - C
Tyler Flowers - C Darin Ruf - LF
Jace Peterson - 2B Odubel Herrera - CF
Dansby Swanson - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
John Gant - RHP Vince Velasquez - RHP

And here's further data on tonight's starter for Philly, Vince Velasquez:

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 1167 32.82% 32.31% 46.96% 19.54% 13.02% 14.74% 4.71% 4.63% 3.86% 1.54% 0.86%
Sinker 206 37.38% 30.10% 42.23% 17.96% 11.17% 14.08% 4.85% 4.85% 3.40% 0.97% 0.49%
Change 251 41.43% 21.51% 50.20% 19.52% 13.94% 17.53% 6.77% 5.58% 3.98% 1.20% 0.80%
Slider 279 40.86% 24.37% 45.52% 17.92% 12.54% 16.13% 5.38% 5.38% 4.66% 0.72% 1.08%
Curve 211 40.28% 30.81% 39.34% 11.85% 10.90% 16.59% 9.95% 3.32% 2.84% 0.47% 1.42%

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 1167 55.18% 94.74 -3.92 9.86 -2.51 5.87
Sinker 206 9.74% 92.12 -7.45 4.64 -2.56 5.79
Change 251 11.87% 87.93 -7.28 3.38 -2.62 5.70
Slider 279 13.19% 84.25 2.70 -0.07 -2.45 5.90
Curve 211 9.98% 79.79 4.53 -7.77 -2.45 5.91

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