Arizona vs Atlanta by Sors
It won’t be an easy task actually, given the fact that the 24-year-old pitcher is not doing well in August, as he’s allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four starts, including 7 hits and 5 runs (four earned) with three walks in 4 2/3 innings of an 8-9 loss at PETCO Park last Thursday.
Bradley went 1-4 with a 6.25 ERA in eight home starts this year and what is also important to be noted: the right-hander hasn’t made it out of the sixth inning in each of his last four starts.
In addition to that, he was tagged for 5 runs over five innings in his lone start versus Atlanta, a 1-5 loss at Chase Field on June 1, 2015.
The Braves have lost eight of their last ten games, including Monday’s series opener (8-9), but totaled 30 runs and 44 hits in the last four.
Freddie Freeman his safely in eleven consecutive games, Matt Kemp – in nine of his last ten, Ender Inciarte went 6-for-13, with two doubles, triple, a homer and 4 RBI over his last three games, Jace Peterson has 4 hits in his last 9 at-bats, with a double and a solo home run, while Nick Markakis went 4-for-10, with two doubles and 3 RBI over his past two games.
Rob Whalen (1-2 with a 5.73 ERA) will start for the Braves in the second game of the series.
The 22-year-old rookie is coming off his best start of the season, as he yielded 3 hits and 3 runs (one earned) despite walking three over six innings of a 2-8 home loss to the Nationals last Thursday.
Whalen, however, gave up four or more earned runs in two of his previous three MLB starts and is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two road contests in this period.He was hammered for 6 runs over five innings in the last of them, a 6-7 loss at Nationals Park on Aug. 13.The right-hander has never faced the Diamondbacks or any of their hitters before.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored four or more runs in six of their last eight games, with a .310 batting average, 52 runs and 9 HR during this stretch.
I expect more than nine runs in the second game of this series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves.
|over 9.50||Pinnacle||1.79||8||4-7 WON (+6.32 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.