Thursday, June 8, 2023

Diamondbacks host Braves in first of 3-game series

Atlanta Braves (23-25, second in NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26, fourth in NL West)

Phoenix; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Brave: Spencer Strider (1-1, 2.22 ERA, 1.03 whips, 37 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zack Gallen (3-0, 2.22 ERA, .83 whip, 43 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Brave -120, Diamondback +101; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open a three-game series.

Arizona has a 23–26 record overall and a 12–15 record at home. The Diamondbacks are 10-22 in games when they have given up at least one home run.

Atlanta is 23-25 ​​on aggregate and 9-11 in road games. The brave are 22-3 in the game when they outshine their opponents.

Matchup Monday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Top Performers: Christian Walker has seven doubles, 12 home runs and 22 RBI runs for the Diamondbacks. David Peralta is 11-for-33 in the last 10 matches with two doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight RBIs.

The OG Albies have 11 doubles and six home runs, while the Braves have .247 runs. Austin Riley is 11-for-40 with two doubles and three home runs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Diamondbacks: 5-5, .254 batting average, 5.20 ERA, six runs outscore

Braves: 6-4, .267 batting average, 4.04 ERA, took opponents out by two runs

Injuries: Diamondbacks: Dalton Varshaw: Day-to-Day (Shoulder), Luke Weaver: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Jordan Luplo: Day-Day (Legs), Kenan Middleton: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Nick Ahmed: 10 -Day IL (unknown), Carson Kelly: 10-Day IL (oblique), JB Bukauskas: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

Brave: Tyler Matzek: 15-day IL (shoulder), Manny Pina: 10-day IL (wrist), Eddie Rosario: 10-day IL (eye), Jay Jackson: 60-day IL (latitude), Luke Jackson: 60 -Day IL (Unknown), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (Achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (Elbow)


The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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