The Atlanta Braves conclude their three-game series on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The Braves lost the first game of the series 7-3 as Walker Buehler the rookie pitcher for the Dodgers dominated while in the game, but was lifted early due to soreness in his ribs. Buehler was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Colorado’s Trevor Story three weeks ago. He was taken out of the game when the ribs limited his velocity in the sixth inning. Yasmani Grandal hit two home runs for the Dodgers while Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Joe Pederson each hit one. Atlanta has lost three of four and is now tied for first with Washington in the NL East.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with a .336 batting average and team high in RBIs with 44. Ozzie Albies leads the team in home runs with 14. Nick Markakis leads in hits with 82. Atlanta has a team batting average of .260 while opposing hitters are averaging .233 at the plate against Braves pitching. On Sunday, the Braves will send Sean Newcomb to the mound. The left-hander this season is 7-1 with an ERA of 2.49, 68 Ks and 33 BBs.
Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with a .347 batting average and team highs in hits with 68 and RBIs with 40. Cody Bellinger has the team lead in home runs with 12. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .243 while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Sunday, the Dodgers will send Ross Stripling to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-1 with an ERA of 1.52, 66 Ks and 11 BBs.