Braves Vs. Mets Live Thread: Game 2


 

Mar 25, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) reacts during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 Ervin is good to go.

A day after dropping their home opener on Hank Aaron Night, the Braves will look to get a win tonight against their NL East rival New York Mets. A win tonight would, for another day at least, keep the Braves from dropping their first series of the young season, and as we all know, if you just keep winning series you’ll be set.

The Mets will send former Paulding County product Zack Wheeler to the hill for his second start of the season. He lost to the Nationals in his last start, lasting six innings while allowing three runs. Meanwhile, the Braves send Ervin Santana (Can you #SmellBaseball???) to the mound, and he’s making his first start of the season, in place of the injured Kris Medlen. Reliever Pedro Beato was sent down to Gwinnett to make room for Santana. (At least he got in some time yesterday!)

 

Pitcher Info

Zack Wheeler features four pitches, but his four-seam fastball is his bread and butter; he throws this pitch over 60% of the time. He mixes in a curveball (more to lefties) and a slider (to righties), with his sinker as his fourth pitch.

Meanwhile, Ervin Santana is pretty much a two-pitch pitcher, a lesser Justin Masterson. Ervin throws a four-seam fastball and a slider, which is strikeout pitch. The fastball is used more to conduce ground balls, which he has done a good job of lately, with his ground ball% creeping towards 50% in recent years. He rarely throws a sinker or changeup, but be on the lookout for these pitches to left-handed batters if he gets ahead in the count.

Lineups

 

4/9 @Mets lineup vs Braves E. Young LF Murphy 2B Wright 3B Granderson RF Duda 1B Lagares CF d’Arnaud C Tejada SS Wheeler P

 

4/9 @Braves lineup vs NYM Heyward RF Simmons SS Freeman 1B Johnson 3B J Upton LF Uggla 2B Gattis C Schafer CF Santana P

 

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    So it takes Schafer starting to get our CF into a more appropriate spot in the batting order

    • fireboss

      don;t get used to it. Just a day off against a tough righty I suspect

  • fireboss

    That’s what I’m talking about! Somebody play Abraxas :)

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Great first inning, nice to have a good first impression

  • Glen Morrow

    Let’s go Braves

  • Glen Morrow

    that a boy Jhey

  • fireboss

    A Hey Bomb from Jason

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    bang

  • Glen Morrow

    Maybe I am wrong but I like this lineup

    • fireboss

      all starts with Jason at the top. When he’s hot we’re hot

      • Glen Morrow

        So far braves hitting better than last night.

  • fireboss

    Call the APD F5F wuz robbed

  • Glen Morrow

    Good catch darn you

  • fireboss

    Chris now required to go to all Braves games

    • Glen Morrow

      Lol…I bet he would force himself to do that, take one for the team.

      • fireboss

        It rough but someone has to do it and I live in Texas

  • Glen Morrow

    Santana is pitching good so far, keep it going Santana

  • Ryan Cothran

    Santana might need to throw a ball sometime this evening!

  • fireboss

    SIMBA sittin down on the job :)

  • Ryan Cothran

    Will that get reviewed?

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

      i can’t see how they can’t

      • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

        but hey, they didn’t! That’s cool

  • Glen Morrow

    Add another to the highlight reel for Simba

  • Glen Morrow

    Ok braves lets not settle for 1 run…we need more

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Another quick inning my goodness

  • Glen Morrow

    Gattis was not ready the pitch before, he needs to get ready quicker.

  • fireboss

    2-2 I’m a profit

  • Glen Morrow

    Oh Lordy Joe had a new toy

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Well Justin hit a fastball

  • Glen Morrow

    Wow what a pitching performance by Santana

  • fireboss

    Bear sighting

  • fireboss

    lack of at bats showing on schafer

    • Glen Morrow

      Yeah you really can’t expect to hit when he don’t get any at bats

  • fireboss

    Base hit for the SantanMan

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    ERVIN

  • Glen Morrow

    JHEY

  • fireboss

    Jason warming up.. Look out NL

  • Glen Morrow

    Grand slam Freddie c’mon

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Of course Simmons has a big night when batting 2nd… folks are gonna have unreasonable expectations

  • fireboss

    F5F RBI Machine doing what he does

  • Glen Morrow

    Freddie, Freddie Freddie, Freddie Freddie

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Can we ballgame this? haha

  • Glen Morrow

    Nice inning braves.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    nice snag by Wright

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Erv might just go the distance

    • fireboss

      If he keeps it to 10 – 12 pitches an inning he might just do that

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    #SmellShutout

  • fireboss

    88 pitches 11 more and games over under 100

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Walden coming on

  • fireboss

    This is why Walden lost his closers job in LAA and there were willing to give him away for Hanson’s worn out shoulder

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Good game bros

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Wow, I guess I talk too much, or type too much! I know I don’t actually talk too much (quiet soul). I’m not at the Live Thread and there’s only 51 comments. Fred, you’re falling down on the job! ;-)