Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse Marcus Semien Jersey , a survey of fans across MLB. Braves fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.SB Nation’s FanPulse voting..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Talking Chop User’s GuideTalking Chop PodcastAround the NL EastBaseball Analysis PrimerBraves’ fan confidence in manager Brian Snitker holds steadyNew,97commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareBraves’ fan confidence in manager Brian Snitker holds steadyBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsWelcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Braves fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.SB Nation’s FanPulse voting results for Week 4 are in and show that Atlanta Braves fans remain confident in the performance of manager Brian Snitker. Snitker’s rating comes in at 79 percent which is up slightly from 77 percent last week. He began the season with a 92 percent approval rating but that saw that plummet to 69 percent following the opening weekend sweep in Philadelphia. For now, things appear to be stabilizing somewhat. Interestingly, fan confidence in the direction of the team rose to a season-best 92 percent this week. It is important to point out that voting was completed before the bullpen blew back-to-back games against Arizona and before we learned that closer Arodys Vizcaino would be lost for the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Given the outcry on Twitter and other forms of social media this week in regards to the status of the bullpen, it will be interesting to see where fan confidence lands next week. This week’s FanPulse national question was also relevant to the Braves in particular as it asks who gets the better deal when teams sign young players too extensions. 68.7 percent of the voters said that the team gets the better end of the deal while 31.3 percent think the player comes out better. The Braves recently locked up both Ronald Acu Jr. and Ozzie Albies to what many have classified as team-friendly deals. If you haven’t signed up yet and want your voice to be heard http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , then you can do so by going to this link. Chicago Cubs (6-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (4-13, fifth in the NL East)Miami; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jose Quintana (1-1, 5.14 ERA, 2.86 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Marlins: Pablo Lopez (1-2, 6.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)LINE: Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runsBOTTOM LINE:The Marlins are 3-8 in home games. Miami has slugged .346 this season. Martin Prado leads the team with a .577 slugging percentage.The Cubs are 3-7 on the road. Chicago ranks fourth in the majors in hitting with a .273 batting average Reggie Jackson Jersey , Jason Heyward leads the club with an average of .366. The Cubs won the last meeting 7-2. Yu Darvish earned his first victory and Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Chicago. Trevor Richards registered his second loss for Miami.TOP PERFORMERS: Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 15 hits and is batting .221. Jorge Alfaro is 11-for-32 with two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.Contreras leads the Cubs with six home runs and has 12 RBIs. Heyward is 13-for-33 with a double, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 2-8, .197 batting average, 5.30 ERA, outscored by 31 runsCubs: 4-6, .251 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runsMarlins Injuries: Riley Ferrell: 10-day IL (bicep), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Garrett Cooper: 10-day IL (calf).Cubs Injuries: Brandon Morrow: 10-day IL (elbow) http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , Mike Montgomery: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jon Lester: 10-day IL (hamstring), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 10-day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-day IL (hand).
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