In a match-up of teams who are Metting versus teams who aren’t, the Los Angeles Angels have flown in for a three-game set. The Braves welcome the Angels to Truist Park tonight as the trade deadline approaches.
The Angels have been buyers as the deadline approaches. They picked up Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez last week, and yesterday acquired CJ Cron and Randal Grichuk. Mets fans know full-well what it means to Met and will likely have a thing or two to teach the Angels after this spending spree fails. It is, of course, in hopes of showing Shohei Ohtani that are trying to win. Like the Mets, the Angels have a horrible track record of winning – meaning they don’t – and they’d be better off leaving Ohtani with AA when they fly out of the A on Wednesday afternoon.
Atlanta enters this series fresh off a series sweep of the Brewers in which the offense flexed its muscles once again. Marcell OHzuna, Matt Olson, Austin Riley, and Ronald Acuña Jr., among others have been belting baseballs at prodigious rates.
Game one pitching match-up
Game One features Chase Silseth (2-1, 4.44) vs. Charlie Morton (10-8, 3.57). Sean Murphy is the only Atlanta bat with any experience against Silseth, but he has the night off as Travis d’Arnaud will hit in the five-hole. Patrick Sandoval will take on Spencer Strider in Game 2 Tuesday evening, while Giolito is scheduled to make his Angels debut against Yonny Chirinos (but let’s hope its someone else for the Braves.
The Braves welcome the Angels to Truist, with first pitch set for tonight at 7:20 ET/6:20 CT.