On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of their series at Chase Field.
The Atlanta Braves are 23-26 on the season and have split their last six games between wins and defeats. Atlanta was defeated 6-2 by Arizona in Game 1 on Monday. This season, the Atlanta pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a.232 opponent batting average. With a.232 batting average and a.302 on-base percentage, the Braves offence has scored 200 runs. Austin Riley is hitting.250 for the Braves this season, with 12 home runs and 24 RBIs. Charlie Morton, Atlanta’s anticipated starter, is 3-3 with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 44.1 innings pitched this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four of their last five games and are 24-26 on the season. Arizona had lost all four games in their series with the Dodgers before winning Game 1. The pitching staff for Arizona has a 4.15 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a.246 opponent batting average. This season, the Diamondbacks offence has 195 runs, a.217 batting average, and a.299 on-base percentage. This season, Daulton Varsho is batting.259 for the Diamondbacks, with eight home runs and 21 RBIs. Humberto Castellanos, Arizona’s anticipated starter, is 3-2 with a 5.22 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in 39.2 innings thrown this season.
Atlanta is 6-1 in their previous seven series game twos, and 10-4 in their last 14 Tuesday games. In Atlanta’s last eight games, the over is 5-2-1. Arizona has gone 60-124 in their last 184 games and is 0-5 at home. In Arizona’s previous five Tuesday games, the over is 5-0. In the last 23 head-to-head encounters between these two teams in Arizona, the over is 17-5-1.
Both of these pitchers have ERAs above 5.00, thus we should expect a lot of runs to be scored in this game. Morton has given up 7 runs in his last 9.2 innings of work, while Castellanos has given up 9 runs in his last 9.1 innings..
Free Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks