Opening Day Wrap-up

Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Well, it looks like September is still upon us.  The Braves lost 1-0 to the Mets, and the offense did worse than that sounds.  There were five 1-2-3 innings and with runners in scoring position, the Braves went 0-6 with 2 BB.  Another horrible sign was the ONE line drive out of the 23 batted balls, the one being Pastornicky’s triple.  Overall, the slashline for today was .129/.206/.226, with a BABIP of .174, expected with a sub-5% line drive rate.  The Braves weren’t unlucky; they didn’t do enough to score.

The Braves pitching was alright, only allowing one run, but was not nearly as effective against Mets hitters.  The slashline was .241/.333/.276 with a .304 BABIP.  The Mets hit four line drives and nine ground balls out of 23 batted balls, a fairly standard batted ball profile.  Hanson had an unimpressive 3 BB, 4 K performance, plus 58% flyballs, good for an xFIP near 5.00.  Medlen threw 20 of his 21 pitches for strikes, but only got two swings and misses.

While there are a lot of stats above, this is not supposed to show any sort of future predictions.  This is meant to show more than what a normal boxscore does.  Hopefully I’ll be able to show some more favorable stats in the future.  On a side note, only 14 runs were scored in the first five finals of the day, so it looks like it will be another low-scoring April this year.

Topics: Braves, FanSided

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  • aryanspecial

    At least we can be excited about one thing. Matt Diaz will bat against lefties. Woo hoo! (I know that makes Braves nation happy)

  • leetro

     @aryanspecial If he’d go 1-3 with a double every game he starts, I wouldn’t mind it at all…