Jobu woke the Braves bats in support of Spencer Strider last night, now it’s time to win another rubber game. Atlanta is 8-1 in series-deciding games this season and look to beat new Angel, Lucas Giolito in a 12:20 ET get-away game.

Spencer Strider shoved last night, moving to 12-3 with a 9 k performance in a 5-1 Braves win.

Yonny Chirinos makes his second start for the Braves. Let’s hope it is better than his first. In that first one, the veteran went 3.2, giving up four runs on six hits. The Braves won that game, 10-7, but it’s not likely we hang 10 on Giolito. Even if Chirinos struggles today, the bullpen should be well-rested, and with an off-day tomorrow, I imagine all hands are on-deck for Snit and the Braves. The Angels have little to no experience against Chirinos, so maybe that will help.

The opposing pitcher

Giolito is 1-2 in his past seven starts, losing his debut with the Angels to Toronto. He struck out five in 5.1 innings of work. Matt Olson has 2 HRs in six career ABs against Giolito in his previous life with the Braves other AAA affiliate, Oakland. Eddie Rosario has also homered twice off the Angels starter, hitting .265 in 34 Abs.

Let’s go, boys! It’s time to win another rubber game before heading north to hand it to Dansby and the Cubbies. It will be fun to see Orlando Arcia and Money Mike Harris II do their thing in Chicago. And it won’t suck to have both Austin Riley and Olson beating balls onto Waveland and the other road outside of Wrigley, either.

Rubber game lineup

Here’s how Snit will send them out today for the rubber game.