As we finish the first half of the season, the O’s look to get on the winning track and end a 5-game losing streak. They look to avoid a second straight series sweep, this one at the hands of the Braves.
A strong Braves lineup, power galore, with Heyward in the two spot, followed by Chipper, McCann, Freeman (hits the ball VERY hard) and Uggla. Saying that Uggla is having an off-year is almost an understatement, but he is still a dangerous spot in the middle of that lineup.
Beachy has been very good in his ten starts for the Braves. Though he only has three wins (along with one loss), he’s done everything he can do to get wins. An insane K:BB ratio, and a good ERA gives him some great numbers. Only downside is he does give up one home run per nine innings.
Beachy has very good stuff, getting good whiff percentages on every pitch. Good velocity on his fastball/cutter and has good movement on his other pitches.
Interesting move putting Reynolds in the cleanup spot. Tatum also takes Wieters’ spot in the lineup (the only Oriole to make the AL All-Star team, as of now, might I add).
Britton continues to struggle after his great start, even though his numbers are not that bad. His K:BB ratio is the only bad number around him, he walks too many for the amount he strikes out.
He’s getting a few less whiffs on his two-seamer than before, but a whole lot more on his slider (which is great if you ask me).
Stats: UZR, WAR, ERA, FIP, xFIP, K/9 & BB/9, GB%, PitchFX