LOS ANGELES -- With Sunday's Game 3 of the National League Division Series at battle of rookies pitchers, there simply isn't a lot of history between Hyun-jin Ryu and the Braves, or Julio Teheran and the Dodgers.
Teheran hasn't even faced the Dodgers yet in his career, so there is no history, while Ryu has at least made two starts this year against the Braves. Ryu has a pair of no-decisions an a 2.13 ERA, with 11 strikeouts and six walks in 12⅔ innings against Atlanta.
Ryu walked a season-high five batters in just five innings on May 17 in Atlanta but only allowed two runs. On June 7 at Dodger Stadium Ryu pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run, this time with only one walk and six strikeouts. In both games he left with a tie score.
Here are the Braves' numbers against Ryu this season:
- Jason Heyward: 1-for-7 (.143), double, three strikeouts
- Andrelton Simmons: 2-for-7 (.286), strikeout
- Justin Upton: 1-for-6 (.167), walk, strikeout
- Freddie Freeman: 3-for-4 (.750), double, two walks
- Chris Johnson: 1-for-6 (.167), strikeout
- B.J. Upton: 1-for-5 (.200)
- Evan Gattis: 0-for-3 (.000)
- Brian McCann: 0-for-2 (.000), walk
The active Braves have combined to go 9-for-40 against Ryu, hitting .225/.295/.275.
Time: 5:07 p.m.