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Game Thread 8/28: Braves At Mets

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After last night's nailbiter at Citi Field, we've come to the rubber match of the series. Once again, the Braves and Mets have had a tightly contested series, and there's really no reason to expect tonight to be any different. You may as well find something or someone to hold onto, because it'll probably be another close one.

Jon Niese will be the Mets' starter tonight, while the Braves will be trotting Mike Minor out. Minor appears to be returning to the form that made him a vital part of the team that won the division last season, and it's better late than never.

As far as the lineup is concerned, Emilio Bonifacio is back in center tonight, Gerald Laird will be relieving Evan Gattis at backstop, and Chris Johnson is back at the hot corner. Here's hoping he's shaken the double plays out of his system. Please. Pretty please.

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES NEW YORK METS
Jason Heyward - RF Juan Lagares - CF
Emilio Bonifacio - CF Curtis Granderson - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B David Wright - 3B
Justin Upton - LF Lucas Duda - 1B
Chris Johnson - 3B Travis d'Arnaud - C
Tommy La Stella - 2B Eric Campbell - LF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Wilmer Flores - 2B
Gerald Laird - C Ruben Tejada - SS
Mike Minor - LHP Jon Niese - LHP

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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 682 30.78% 89.44 5.46 8.49 1.51 5.84
Sinker 554 25.00% 89.20 10.20 5.04 1.78 5.55
Change 175 7.90% 82.59 8.89 3.05 1.77 5.51
Curve 357 16.11% 74.42 -2.55 -5.67 1.30 5.99
Cutter 448 20.22% 88.12 2.38 5.80 1.57 5.77

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