Atlanta will pull a double this afternoon. After a rain out on Tuesday night, the Braves will try to fend off the Tigers and avoid a series loss or sweep on Wednesday in the Motor City. Here are the lineups for game one.
Spencer Strider gets the ball in hopes for a big bounce back. He had arguably the worst start of his career last week against the Mets and will look for better results against one of the AL’s worst. Kevin Pillar gets an opportunity against a right hander in Reese Olson and Eddie Rosario will serve as the designated hitter. Sean Murphy gets the day off as Travis d’Arnaud occupies the catcher position and clean up spot.
Georgia native Reese Olson gets the nod for Detroit in game one. He’s made two appearances in 2023 and owns a 2.70 ERA through 10 IP. We will get out first look at Miguel Cabrera this season and Eric Haase will also make an appearance for game one. Zach Short absent but unfortunately Andy Ibanez remains in the line up. He can’t have two 3-hit games in a row, right?
Let’s play two! Winning two would also be alright by me. Losing this series would really sting after Monday nights meltdown and a sweep would be pretty unbearable. Strider surely has a fire under him this week and should put us in a position to take the first contest. Because of the rain delay and subsequent push, Dylan Dodd was appointed as the 27th man for the double header and will start game two. The first game starts at 1:10 ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.