In an MLB matchup at Nationals Park on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals square off.
The Braves now have a record of 53-37 overall, but in their most recent series against the New York Mets, they dropped two out of the three games. On Wednesday, the pitching misfired, allowing seven runs, which contributed to the loss. With an average of 4.71 runs per game, which ranks fifth in the league, the Braves offence has been impressive. With 25 home runs and 58 RBIs, Austin Riley is enjoying a great season for the Braves.
The Nationals, who are on the other side of this battle, have a 30-60 overall record and a six-game losing streak. Three of those defeats came at the hands of the Braves. With a 3.84 runs per game average, which ranks 27th in the league, the Nationals’ offence has been a major problem this season. Josh Bell is having a great season so far, hitting 12 home runs and accumulating 47 RBIs.
Kyle Wright, who is now pitching for the Braves and has a 10-4 record and a 2.97 ERA, is sent to the mound. He went seven innings, giving up eight hits and three runs in his most recent start against the Nationals.
Anibal Sanchez, who will be pitching for the Nationals, will be making his season debut.
In Wright’s past four starts with the Braves, they are 4-0. In Sanchez’s last five starts in Game 1 of a series, the Nationals have a 1-4 record. In the Braves’ last 12 games on grass, the under is 10-2. In the Nationals’ previous six home games versus a team with a winning road record, the over is 5-1.
The season is just getting started, and Sanchez isn’t the same pitcher he once was. Wright has pitched well this year, and his current ERA is 2.97.
Free Pick: Washington Nationals