There was a time when I wished that the Braves would get the Sunday night ESPN game. That was years ago, though, and now I wish I could just listen to Brandon Gaudin and whoever sits next to him. I guess we will suffer together as the Braves looks to complete the sweep in San Francisco.
Tristan Beck will make his first start for the Giants, hoping to keep the Braves offense at bay. Beck, a 27 year-old righty, is 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 28 games this season.
Shuster gets the nod
Beck will be faced by Jared Shuster (4-2, 5.00). Shuster was recently recalled when Yonny Chirinos was deemed “IL worthy” after another poor performance. Shuster has not pitched for the big club since a no-decision in Cincinnati on June 24. He hasn’t been great in Gwinnett this summer, either, going 4-5 with a 5.77 ERA down on the farm – so let’s score early and often.
In the recap of Saturday’s game, StephenW mentioned in the comments that the Braves hit lasers all day yesterday. https://bravesjournal.com/2023/08/26/braves-7-giants-3-2/ He noted Matt Olson, in particular. Olson his balls with exit velo’s of 100.1, 199.4, and 106.5. It’s been a minute since he left the yard, so he may as well pick off a kayaker or two in the Bay this evening. As far as that goes, maybe Ronald and Riley can have a go at a long-ball or two, as well.
Atlanta will run a familiar line-up out there tonight as the Braves look to complete the sweep. First pitch is set for 7:10 ET/6:10 CT on the former worldwide leader in sports.