The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday at the MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won seven consecutive games when they have scored four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 59 hits and 30 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have joined for 105 successes and 52 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and is in 6-2 with an ERA 2.86 and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be the second game of Fried's career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants are looking for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when they have scored more than one race. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 43 shots and 21 RBI while Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford have combined for 70 shots and 27 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he's 2-2 with an ERA of 3.69 and 34 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.00 and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 8-3 in the last 11 total and 5-1 in Fried's last 6 starts with 4 days off. The Giants are 8-22 in the last 30 during the third game of a series, 1-6 in the last 7 games after a victory and 7-16 in the last 23 departures of Samardzija. The Braves are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 27-13-3 in Giants in the last 43 home games. The over is 5-2 in Fried's last 7 starts overall.
Fried was a bright spot for the Braves who start the rotation this season, but he struggled through 20 innings on the road where he is allowing an ERA of 4.05 and a batting average of .305. Samardzija was hit in the last three starts, but easily manages to launch the best since joining the Giants and has conceded three or less runs in seven of his nine starts. The San Francisco Giants are starting to put together some victories and the offense is showing some signs of life. Of course, every time I try to support the Giants they disintegrate completely, but I like the value of the extra money at this point.
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