NLDS Game 3 (Los Angeles v Atlanta)

NLDS (ATL-LAD)

After 18 innings of baseball in Ted Turner’s land, the Dodgers and Braves are playing for what is the potential clinch of the division series. Game 1 and Game 2 were completely different, Game one was an offense battle, while Game 2 was a wire to wire finish, which the Braves won.

Game 2 numbers for Mike Minor and Zack Greinke.

Zack Greinke

Greinke ended up having a quality start, 6 innings and 2 earned runs. Quality starts don’t mean much in the postseason, it all depends on the offense, which failed Greinke. Greinke did not pitch at Turner Field this season. The Career numbers at Turner.

  • 2010 and 2011 starts, one each
  • BAA .250, ERA 5.73 and WHIP 1.09
  • Per 9 numbers, 9 H, 0.82 BB, 9 K, 1.64 HR. K/BB is 11.00
  • GRADE: 62.12% (D)
  • Rates: 22.92% H, 18.75% R, 2.08 BB, 22.92% K, 4.17% HR

Zack Greinke on Friday

  • 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER & 3 SO
  • BAA .182, ERA 3.00 and WHIP 0.67
  • Per 9 numbers: 6 H, 4.50 K.
  • GRADE: 79.63% (C)
  • Rates: 18.18% H, 9.09% R, 13.64% K

Mike Minor

Mike Minor pitched to a quality start and managed to get the win, with the help of offense in the late innings of the game. Minor had a decent season at Turner field with 6-5, 3.62 ERA and .991 WHIP. The numbers at Turner field this season.

  • 107 IP, 88 H, 47 R (43 ER), 18 BB, 102 SO & 14 HR
  • BAA .215, ERA 3.62 and WHIP 0.99
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.4 H, 1.51 BB, 8.58 K, 1.18 HR. K/BB is 5.67
  • GRADE: 74.40%
  • Rates: 20.90% H, 11.16% R, 4.28% BB, 24.23% K, 3.33% HR

Mike Minor on Friday

  • 6.1 IP, 8 H, ER, BB & 5 SO
  • BAA .296, ERA 1.42 and WHIP 1.42
  • Per 9 numbers: 11.37 H, 1.42 BB, 7.11 K. K/BB is 5.
  • GRADE: 84.21%
  • Rates: 30.77% H, 3.85% R, 3.85% BB, 19.23% K

REPORT CARD:

  • CLAYTON KERSHAW: 88.10% (B)
  • KRIS MEDLEN: 23.61% (F)
  • ZACK GREINKE: 79.63% (C)
  • MIKE MINOR: 84.21% (B)
  • DODGERS BULLPEN: 63.89% (D)
  • BRAVES BULLPEN: 74.64% (C)

Now to tonight’s matchup where rookies take the stage, Julio Teheran and Hyun-jin Ryu.

Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran, a rookie pitcher by service time (appeared in 7 games from 2011-12, 30 in 2013). Teheran will be making his first start in the postseason and first start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Teheran put in a quality season for the Braves and here are the cumulative numbers of 2013.

  • 185.2 IP, 173 H, 69 R (66 ER), 45 BB, 170 SO & 22 HR
  • BAA .237, ERA 3.20 and WHIP 1.17
  • Per 9 numbers: 8.39 H, 2.118 BB, 8.24 K, 1.07 HR. K/BB is 3.78.
  • GRADE: 75.70% (C)
  • Rates: 22.35% H, 8.91% R, 5.81% BB, 21.96% K, 2.84% HR

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Hyun-jin Ryu, the 26 year old rookie from South Korea, comes in to postseason baseball for the first time in his baseball career.

Ryu has faced the Braves twice this season, both home-and-home. The numbers from the June 7th game.

  • 7.2 IP, 6 H, ER, BB & 6 SO
  • BAA .207, ERA 1.17 and WHIP 1.17
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.04 H, 1.17 BB, 7.04 K. K/BB is 6.00
  • GRADE: 88.41% (B)
  • Rates: 20% H, 3.33% R, 3.33% BB, 20% K

This season’s number against the Braves.

  • 12.2 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 6 BB & 11 SO
  • BAA .224, ERA 2.13 and WHIP 1.34
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.82 H, 4.26 BB, 7.82 K. K/BB is 1.83
  • GRADE: 80.70% (B)
  • Rates: 36.67% H, 10% R, 20% BB, 36.67% K

Since tonight’s game is at Dodger Stadium, here are Ryu’s numbers in LA.

  • 97 IP, 93 H, 27 R (25 ER), 21 BB, 79 SO & 8 HR
  • BAA .242, ERA 2.32 and WHIP 1.18
  • Per 9 numbers: 8.63 H, 1.95 BB, 7.33 K, 0.74 HR. K/BB is 3.76
  • GRADE: 80.58% (B)
  • Rates: 23.85% H, 6.92% R, 5.38% BB, 20.26% K, 2.05% HR

Which pitcher has the Edge in tonight’s game?

  • Hyun-jin Ryu: Runs and Home Runs
  • Julio Teheran: Hits, Walks and Strikeouts

Teheran has been a great addition for the Braves rotation, pitching 185.2 innings and striking out 170. Teheran’s season was graded at a 75.70% (C). Teheran had a BAA of .237, ERA of 3.20 and WHIP of 1.17. The Per 9 numbers: 8.39 H, 2.18 BB, 8.24 K, 1.07 HR. K/BB is 3.78. The rates: 22.35% H, 8.91% R, 5.81% BB, 21.96% K, 2.84% HR.

Ryu was nice a pick up for a Dodgers rotation that was already stacked. Ryu pitched 192 innings and striked out 154. Ryu’s season was graded at a 76.65% (C). Ryu had a BAA of .240, ERA of 3.00 and WHIP of 1.20. The Per 9 numbers: 8.53 H, 2.30 BB, 7.22 K, 0.70 HR. K/BB is 3.14. Rates for Ryu this season: 23.24% H, 8.56% R, 6.26% BB, 19.67% K, 1.92% HR.

NLDS Game 3 Preview (Atlanta at Los Angeles)

Teheran-Ryu

Prediction:

Julio Teheran: Debut against Dodgers Lineup

Hyun-jin Ryu: 6 IP, 6 H, 2B, R, 3 BB, 4 SO & HBP

Which offense players should Teheran and Ryu be concerned for?

  • Teheran: Debut against Dodgers Lineup
  • Ryu: Freddie Freeman

PICK: Dodgers win and go for clinching game at home

Dodger Stadium

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