It’s an afternoon game! A 4:10 EST start and Atlanta Braves Charlie Morton is on the mound taking on Nick Martinez. I could bore you with a quick scouting report on Martinez, or I could let Alex’s words ring from his recap ring through these halls:

It’s another afternoon getaway game, as the Braves finally get to enjoy an off-day tomorrow. Nick Martinez is a 32-year old journeyman who has an 11:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the young season. Let’s go get him.

-Alex Remingtion, AKA “Another Alex R”

Advance Metrics Unfavorable to Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton’s Statcast page doesn’t look so hot. In fact, it’s a dadgum iceberg. The only thing well above average is his curve spin. The rest looks the opposite of good. The advanced data at Fangraphs seems to back this thought as his ERA is 3.86, but his xERA is 6.23, FIP is 4.29, and xFIP is 5.32. However, Morton shouldn’t have to do much to outduel Nick Martinez who gives up a lot of walks and hard contact, and those 2 things are the 2023 Braves calling cards.

Braves Lineup

Let’s hope that Ronald Acuña Jr., Matt Olson, Austin Riley, and Sean Murphy continue their West Coast reign of terror and help Charlie Morton reel in another W.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest piece from Braves Journal MILB Guru Clint Manry on A.J. Minter!