The final game of the Wednesday night MLB schedule will feature a matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves (70-61) are eight games above .500 on the road and hold a 2.5 game lead over Philadelphia for first place in the NL East Division. Last night, Atlanta 3B Austin Riley had two hits and scored a run during a 3-2 road loss against Los Angeles.
Twenty-seven year old lefty Max Fried (11-7 3.54 ERA) will head to the hill for the Braves in this contest. Atlanta has won Fried’s last five starts and he has allowed just seven runs (5 ER) over his last 33 innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 45 of their 68 home games and trail San Francisco by a half-game for first place in the NL West Division. On Tuesday, OF Mookie Betts sparked the Los Angeles offense by reaching base three times and scoring a pair of runs. SP Walker Buehler allowed two runs across seven solid innings and did not factor in the decision for the Dodgers (84-49).
Three time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (12-4 2.51 ERA) will get the nod for the Dodgers in the series finale. Los Angeles has won each of Scherzer’s first five starts and he has allowed just five runs over his last 29 frames.