sunny.png
Sunday August 1st, 2021 12:41PM

Braves look to break 3-game skid against Brewers

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Braves (17-20, third in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (20-18, second in the NL Central)

Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Drew Smyly (1-2, 6.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 22 strikeouts) Brewers: Adrian Houser (3-3, 3.44 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta enters the game as losers of their last three games.

The Brewers are 9-10 on their home turf. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .212 batting average. Avisail Garcia leads the club with an average of .265.

The Braves are 8-9 on the road. Atlanta has hit 54 combined home runs this season, most in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads them with 12 homers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Garcia leads the Brewers with five home runs and is batting .265.

Freddie Freeman is second on the Braves with nine home runs and has 21 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 3-7, .201 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Braves: 5-5, .201 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: Brewers: Eric Yardley: (shoulder), Bobby Wahl: (right oblique), Justin Topa: (elbow), Dylan File: (elbow), Christian Yelich: (back), Tim Lopes: (right oblique), Derek Fisher: (left hamstring), Daniel Robertson: (concussion), Jace Peterson: (thumb), Mark Mathias: (shoulder).

Braves: Touki Toussaint: (right shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Grant Dayton: (thigh), Cristian Pache: (hamstring), Guillermo Heredia: (right hamstring), Ronald Acuna Jr.: (ankle), Alex Jackson: (left hamstring), Travis d'Arnaud: (left thumb).

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Online - Georgia News, AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: India PM warns virus spreading to rural areas
India’s prime minister has warned people to take extra precautions as the country’s devastating coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast to rural areas where nearly two-thirds of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live
3:44AM ( 11 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Yanks' outbreak, Miley chases Vander Meer
The virus-stricken Yankees are set to open a series in Baltimore a day after revealing shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and having previously had COVID-19
3:26AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Israeli tanks pound Gaza ahead of possible ground incursion
The Israeli military says it has launched heavy artillery strikes into northern Gaza in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory
3:20AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Booker hits late free throws, Suns top Trail Blazers 118-117
Devin Booker hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining to give the Phoenix Suns a 118-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers
1:41AM ( 2 hours ago )
Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2
Zach Plesac came within six outs of ending Cleveland’s 40-year no-hitter drought, keeping the Seattle Mariners hitless into the eighth inning of the Indians’ 4-2 win
12:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
Cleveland's Zach Plesac loses no-hit bid vs. Seattle in 8th
Cleveland’s Zach Plesac has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the Seattle Mariners
12:18AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Sports
The Latest: MLB's Twins aim to be at 100% capacity by July
The Minnesota Twins are ramping up to full capacity for home games at Target Field
7:16PM ( 8 hours ago )
Column: Let's welcome Baffert to the Doping Hall of Infamy
Bob Baffert, welcome to the Doping Hall of Infamy
5:01PM ( 10 hours ago )
The Latest: White Sox get OK to boost attendance to 60%
The Chicago White Sox will get to play before larger crowds at home after the city and state increased capacity to 60%
4:59PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Conservatives seize on gas crunch to blame Biden, stir base
Thousands of social media posts have misleadingly painted President Joe Biden and his administration as catalysts of chaos who not only mishandled the temporary shutdown of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline last Friday, but engineered it
7:44PM ( 8 hours ago )
EXPLAINER: What's next for pipelines after Colonial hack
The nation’s largest fuel pipeline is flowing again after the company that runs it it was hit by a gang of hackers
7:01PM ( 8 hours ago )
Democrats search for a strategy to combat GOP voting laws
Democrats are trying to settle on a strategy for combating a wave of restrictive voting laws from Republican-controlled states
5:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Fuentes, Rockies split doubleheader with virus-short Padres
Josh Fuentes capped a big night with a two-out, walk-off single in the eighth inning after earlier hitting a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the virus-hampered San Diego Padres 3-2
11:38PM ( 1 day ago )
Hernández 2 HRs as Ryu, Blue Jays improve to 5-0 vs Braves
Teoscar Hernández hit two homers and drove in three runs, Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven sharp innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta 4-1 to continue their dominance of the Braves
10:49PM ( 1 day ago )
LEADING OFF: Padres, Yanks carry on thru COVID outbreaks
The San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are both short-staffed due to COVID-19 outbreaks, but neither has had to interrupt their schedule
8:55PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
The Latest: India PM warns virus spreading to rural areas
India’s prime minister has warned people to take extra precautions as the country’s devastating coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast to rural areas where nearly two-thirds of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live
3:44AM ( 11 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Yanks' outbreak, Miley chases Vander Meer
The virus-stricken Yankees are set to open a series in Baltimore a day after revealing shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and having previously had COVID-19
3:26AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Israeli tanks pound Gaza ahead of possible ground incursion
The Israeli military says it has launched heavy artillery strikes into northern Gaza in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory
3:20AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Protests outside, struggles inside: Man U loses to Liverpool
Liverpool has won 4-2 at Manchester United to maintain its hopes of still trying to qualify for the Champions League
3:08AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Lightning suspected of killing 18 Asiatic elephants in India
Lightning is believed to have killed a herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants in remote northeastern India
3:05AM ( 50 minutes ago )