The Boston Red Sox will visit the Atlanta Braves on Friday in their ninth game of spring training. Boston opened its spring training with six consecutive victories before being defeated by the Minnesota Twins 10-4. Boston will play the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday before visiting the Braves Friday. Boston has recently signed Trevor Story, who will play second base for the Red Sox after playing his entire career at shortstop.
During spring training, Boston has a team batting average .272 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Red Sox have hit 9 home runs in their first seven spring training games led by Pedro Castellanos and Ryan Fitzgerald with three homers apiece. The leader in RBIs is Bobby Dalbec with seven. The Boston pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.00 and a 1.13 WHIP.
Atlanta is 3-1-2 in its first six spring training games. The Braves most recent game ended in a 7-7 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays. Atlanta also tied with Tampa Bay in the second game of spring training 4-4. The only loss suffered by the Braves during spring training was 5-0 to the Red Sox. Atlanta has defeated the Minnesota Twins twice and the Philadelphia Phillies once.
As a team, Altanta has a batting average of .247 and a slugging percentage of .361. The Braves have hit only four home runs during spring training. Austin Riley is the leader in home runs with two and is also the leader in RBIs with three. Vaughn Grissom is the leader in hits with four. Atlanta's pitching staff has a team ERA of 2.89 and a 1.6 WHIP.