|ATLANTA ( TEHERAN )|
MILWAUKEE ( PERALTA )
|955||ATLANTA||-130||Ov 8.5,+100||-135||Ov 8.5,-105|
|956||MILWAUKEE||+120||Un 8.5,-120||+125||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-22||+1.6||26-21||4.3||0.243||0.314||3.5||0.247||0.296|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.8||2-3||3.3||0.246||0.328||3.3||0.258||0.314|
|vs Right-handed Starters||22-22||-0.9||24-19||4.4||0.261||0.312||4.4||0.258||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.9||3-4||4.0||0.249||0.281||4.0||0.234||0.280|
|6/7/2013||MAHOLM(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-2||L||-110||7 un||U||8||8||1||6||5||0|
|6/8/2013||MEDLEN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||2-1||W||-145||7.5 un||U||9||8||1||8||8||0|
|6/9/2013||MINOR(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)||8-1||W||-165||7.5 un||O||7||6||0||8||11||1|
|6/10/2013||TEHERAN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||6-7||L||-135||7.5 un||O||9||6||0||8||0||0|
|6/11/2013||HUDSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||2-3||L||-130||7 un||U||6||4||0||5||5||0|
|6/12/2013||MAHOLM(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||3-5||L||-125||8 un||P||10||9||1||7||6||1|
|6/14/2013||MEDLEN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||0-6||L||-135||7 un||U||3||3||0||11||7||1|
|6/15/2013||MINOR(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)||6-5||W||-185||7 ov||O||11||9||2||11||8||1|
|6/16/2013||TEHERAN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||3-0||W||-165||7.5 ev||U||7||8||0||7||8||1|
|6/17/2013||HUDSON(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||2-1||W||-185||7.5 ov||U||5||4||0||7||8||0|
|6/18/2013||WOOD(L)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||3-4||L||-110||7 un||P||6||6||1||7||8||0|
|6/18/2013||MAHOLM(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-6||L||-185||7 ov||P||7||12||2||14||10||1|
|6/19/2013||MEDLEN(R)||NY METS||MARCUM(R)||5-3||W||-185||7.5 un||O||7||8||1||6||2||0|
|6/20/2013||MINOR(L)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||3-4||L||-185||7.5 un||U||13||11||3||9||6||1|
|6/21/2013||TEHERAN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)|| |
|6/22/2013||HUDSON(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GORZELANNY(L)|| |
|6/23/2013||MAHOLM(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||FIGARO(R)|| |
|6/25/2013||MEDLEN(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)|| |
|6/26/2013||MINOR(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)|| |
|6/28/2013|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|6/10/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ MIAMI||NOLASCO(R)||6-1||W||-115||7 un||P||16||10||0||5||2||1|
|6/11/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)||4-5||L||-115||7.5 un||O||5||3||0||8||2||1|
|6/12/2013||FIGARO(R)||@ MIAMI||SLOWEY(R)||10-1||W||-120||7.5 un||O||12||3||0||5||3||2|
|6/14/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ARROYO(R)||3-4||L||135||8 un||U||12||11||2||7||8||3|
|6/15/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||6-0||W||160||8 ov||U||8||3||0||7||7||0|
|6/16/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||1-5||L||190||8.5 un||U||7||6||1||9||7||0|
|6/18/2013||FIGARO(R)||@ HOUSTON||LYLES(R)||1-10||L||-115||8 un||O||8||8||3||8||7||0|
|6/19/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ HOUSTON||BEDARD(L)||3-1||W||-125||8.5 un||U||6||5||0||10||8||1|
|6/20/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ HOUSTON||HARRELL(R)||4-7||L||-135||7.5 ov||O||8||8||1||9||7||3|
|6/25/2013||LOHSE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|6/26/2013||GALLARDO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)|| |
|6/27/2013||PERALTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)|| |
|6/28/2013|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|ATLANTA: HITTING: The Braves were 27th in the majors in steals last year, but that number should rise with a full season of speedster OF MICHAEL BOURN, who was acquired from Houston last July. OFs MARTIN PRADO and JASON HEYWARD comprise the corner outfield spots, and are both are looking to bounce back after disappointing, injury-riddled 2011 campaigns. 2B DAN UGGLA smacked a career-best 36 HR in his first year with Atlanta, his fifth straight 30-homer season. Steady veterans C BRIAN McCANN and 3B CHIPPER JONES comprise a solid middle of the lineup. McCann has four straight 20-HR, 70-RBI seasons, while Jones, who turns 40 in April, has a career .402 on-base percentage. 1B FREDDIE FREEMAN was the N.L.'s best offensive rookie last year, batting .282 with 21 HR and 76 RBI. The starting shortstop will be one of two highly-touted, 22-year-old prospects, TYLER PASTORNICKY or ANDRELTON SIMMONS. |
STARTING PITCHING: Even with significant injuries to three starters, the Braves rotation still ranked ninth in the majors in ERA (3.73), thanks to TIM HUDSON posting a 3.22 ERA in 215 innings. The right-hander was lights-out at Turner Field again, going 10-4 with a 2.31 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. But he'll be out at least a month because of back problems. JAIR JURRJENS was outstanding through the end of July (12-3, 2.38 ERA), but a knee strain bothered him in August and shut him down for September. Although many teams inquired about Jurrjens in the offseason, it doesn't look like the Braves want to deal him just yet. TOMMY HANSON is another young star (25) that had to be shut down in early August due to a partially torn rotator cuff. His ERA was a career-worst 3.60, but he notched a career-best 9.8 K/9 rate. BRANDON BEACHY, also 25, posted a whopping 10.7 K/9 ratio with a respectable ERA (3.68) and WHIP (1.21). Atlanta is loaded with young pitchers, but expect MIKE MINOR (5-3, 4.14 ERA) and RANDALL DELGADO to start in the majors, with JULIO TEHERAN, who has the most upside of the trio, to begin 2012 in Triple-A.
RELIEF PITCHING: CRAIG KIMBREL exceeded all expectations last year, establishing himself as one of the best closers in the game. He struck out an eye-popping 14.8 batters per nine (127 K in 77 IP), and converted 46-of-54 (85%) save chances. Even though Kimbrel's job as a closer is probably locked down for the next decade, the Braves have two other great relievers, both lefties. JONNY VENTERS posted a 1.84 WHIP and .176 opponents' BA in 88 innings, and is next in line for saves (five in 2011) should Kimbrel suffer an injury. Fellow southpaw ERIC O'FLAHERTY had a 0.98 ERA (8 ER in 73.2 IP) and 32 holds, just three fewer than Venters.
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ATLANTA-MILWAUKEE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Braves-Brewers Preview* ========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Atlanta (43-30) at Milwaukee (29-41), 8:10 p.m. EDT
At just 22 years of age, Julio Teheran could be establishing himself as one of the best young pitchers in baseball.
Looking to build on another impressive performance, Teheran tries to help the Atlanta Braves avoid a seventh consecutive road loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Six days after losing at San Diego by yielding a season worst-tying five runs in six innings of a 7-6 defeat, Teheran (5-3, 3.36 ERA) bounced back Sunday in a 3-0 win over San Francisco. The right-hander struck out eight and walked one in six innings, giving him a 2.42 ERA over his last 10 outings.
"I know that I wasn't at my best last time, and I was trying to get back on track and keep what I've been doing in my last 10 starts," he told MLB's official website.
Teheran, who has fanned 54 and walked just nine in 67 innings during his solid 10-start stretch, escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams against the Giants.
"Maturation, that's what it is," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Here's a guy that 12 starts ago, it might've blown up on him, and here's a guy that can compose himself. He's been through those situations, and he did a good job."
Teheran is set to make his first appearance against Milwaukee (29-42), which has outscored the Braves 27-9 during a six-game run at Miller Park. Although the Brewers have won three straight on their own field, they're just 7-15 there since May 1.
Sitting in a last-place tie in the NL Central, Milwaukee returns home after concluding a 4-5 road trip with what manager Ron Roenicke called the team's worst game of the year. Milwaukee went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position, and Michael Gonzalez surrendered a walkoff three-run homer in the 10th inning of Thursday's 7-4 loss at Houston.
"That's as bad as it gets," Roenicke said. "Sometimes we might lose big, or we may not pitch well, but all the things we did wrong in that game, that's a bad game."
Atlanta (43-31) is coming off its third loss in four games, falling 4-3 to the New York Mets on Thursday. Tyler Pastornicky, Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton - the team's first four hitters - went a combined 9 for 19, but the Braves were 3 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
"That's baseball, but we're definitely not going to hang our heads," said B.J. Upton, who was 0 for 5 and stranded five runners. "We're going to bounce back, and we'll be ready to play (Friday)."
Losers in 12 of 18 on the road, the Braves will try to regroup against Wily Peralta (4-8, 6.08). He was tagged for five runs in 5 1-3 innings in Sunday's 5-1 loss at Cincinnati, dropping to 1-6 over his last eight outings.
"I think sometimes he tries to overthrow," catcher Jonathan Lucroy said of the 24-year-old right-hander. "It's a typical thing. You see it a lot in younger pitchers. They try to do too much."
Peralta has lost three consecutive home starts, compiling a 9.26 ERA while allowing 19 hits and 11 walks in 11 2-3 innings.
In his only appearance versus Atlanta, Peralta yielded one run in six innings but didn't receive a decision in a 4-1 victory Sept. 10.
Milwaukee's Juan Francisco, acquired from Atlanta on June 3 after getting designated for assignment, faces his former team for the first time. He's 6 for 38 with a homer and five RBIs in 13 games with the Brewers.
|Last Updated: 8/27/2014 10:19:42 PM EST|