May 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of the Cincinnati Reds batting doughnut during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park. (Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports)

Braves v Reds - 5/8: Starting Pitchers and Lineups

12:35 PM ET start. Going for the series win. The game isn’t on Fox Sports Ohio, but MLB Network will be carrying the game in the Cincinnati market. Adjust your channel accordingly…

Starting Pitchers

Braves – Mike Minor
2013: 3-2, 3.26 ERA. 0.879 WHIP (6 games/starts)
@ GABP: 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.500 WHIP (1 game/start)
v. Reds: 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.500 WHIP (1 game/start)
Last v. Reds: 5/21/12 (L) – 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

Minor’s only outing against the Reds was at GABP…as you have probably surmised.

Minor v. Reds Batters

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Zack Cozart 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Jay Bruce 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Todd Frazier 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mike Leake 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Devin Mesoraco 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Phillips 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Joey Votto 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .667 .000 .667
Cesar Izturis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mat Latos 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 26 23 3 0 0 2 2 3 5 .130 .231 .391 .622
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Generated 5/8/2013.


Can’t get a whole lot from one game…

Reds – Mike Leake
2013: 2-1, 4.15 ERA, 1.529 WHIP (6 games/starts)
@ GABP: 19-12, 4.52 ERA, 1.367 WHIP (48 games, 47 starts)
v. Braves: 2-0, 1.35 ERA, 1.000 WHIP (3 games/starts)
Last v. Braves: 5/21/12 (W) – 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Two of the three games in which Leake has faced the Braves were in Atlanta. The last one was at GABP.

Leake v. Braves Batters

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Chris Johnson 15 14 4 1 0 2 3 0 1 .286 .333 .786 1.119
Jordan Schafer 12 12 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500
Brian McCann 9 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Dan Uggla 9 7 2 1 0 1 3 1 3 .286 .333 .857 1.190
Justin Upton 9 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .375 .444 .500 .944
Paul Maholm 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286
Freddie Freeman 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Juan Francisco 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Reed Johnson 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ramiro Pena 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Mike Minor 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
B.J. Upton 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 80 74 17 4 0 4 8 3 18 .230 .275 .446 .721
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Generated 5/8/2013.

Starting Lineups
Braves   Reds
1. Jordan Schafer (L) CF   1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
2. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS   2. Zack Cozart (R) SS
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B   3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Evan Gattis (R) LF   4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Dan Uggla (R) 2B   5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Juan Francisco (L) 3B   6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
7. Reed Johnson (R) RF   7. Donald Lutz (L) LF
8. Gerald Laird (R) C   8. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
9. Mike Minor (R) P   9. Mike Leake (R) P

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