A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
22 hours ago

Pierzynski remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Tyler Anderson on the mound for the Rockies, the Braves will go with right-handed batter Anthony Recker behind the dish and give Pierzynski the night off. A righty in Tyler Chatwood will toe the hill for Colorado in the series finale on Sunday so it's likely Pierzynski will be back out there in that one.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
1 week ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Pierzynski started the first two games of the series for the Braves, but will take a seat in favor of Anthony Recker for Sunday's finale.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
1 week ago

Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Pierzynski's first homer of the year gave the Braves a 2-0 lead in a game they'd eventually go on to lose. Despite struggling mightily this year, he's now hit safely in six straight games to move his slash line to .212/.233/.272.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
2 weeks ago

Pierzynski has gone 5-for-20 across seven games in July.

EDGE Analysis

For much of the season, Pierzynski has been Atlanta's primary option at cacher when facing right-handed pitching. With fellow catcher Tyler Flowers dealing with a hand strain, Pierzynski could be in line to see more time behind the plate after the All-Star break. However, this is unlikely to lead to further run production on Pierzynski's behalf. Thus far, he's hitting just .205/.227/.250 and is part of the league's lowest scoring roster, as Atlanta averages just 3.4 runs per game.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
1 month ago

Pierzynski is in the lineup and batting sixth for Monday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Most of Pierzynski's playing time has come against right-handed pitching this season, and he's posted a .218 average with 11 RBI and 8 runs in such matchups this season. He will have an opportunity to do some damage against Reds' Daniel Wright who is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA this season.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
1 month ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Pierzynski has found himself in nearly an even timeshare with Tyler Flowers this season, but Sunday's decision for manager Brian Snitker was easy, as he'll rest his veteran left-handed bat against southpaw Jon Lester. Instead, Tyler Flowers will be behind the plate for starter John Gant.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
2 months ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Pierzynski will head to the bench with the Marlins trotting left-hander Adam Conley to the mound. Tyler Flowers will take over behind the plate Friday, and could also garner the start Saturday with lefty Wei-Yin Chen slated to throw for Miami. If the platoon holds up, Pierzynski will likely re-enter the lineup Sunday when right-hander Tommy Koehler takes the ball for the series finale.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
2 months ago

Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite right-hander Wily Peralta taking the hill for Milwaukee, Pierzynski will get the day off following Wednesday's 13-inning loss in which he caught every inning. Tyler Flowers will fill in for the 39-year-old behind the plate.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
2 months ago

Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Pierzynski has a lot of trouble against left-handers, holding a dreary .125 OPS against them on the season, so it comes as no surprise that he'll take a seat for the series finale with left-hander Jeff Locke taking the ball for Pittsburgh. As usual, Tyler Flowers will fill in behind the plate for him.

A.J. Pierzynski
C ATL
2 months ago

Pierzynski is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

With left-hander Francisco Liriano taking the ball for Pittsburgh, Pierzynski will retreat to the bench for the second time this series. Tyler Flowers will fill in for him behind the plate for the day, although Flowers could garner another start with lefty Jeff Locke slated to pitch Thursday for the Pirates.