NY Yankees at Atlanta Braves 8/23/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/22/2021 at 9:21 PM ET

An interleague clash will take place on Monday night, when the New York Yankees invade Truist Park to take on the Atlanta Braves. The Yankees (72-52) are riding a nine-game winning streak and were rained yesterday. On Saturday, SP Gerrit Cole fanned six batters across six shutout frames during a 7-1 home victory versus Minnesota. 

Twenty-eight year old southpaw Jordan Montgomery (4-5 3.77 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees in this matchup. New York has won Montgomery’s last three starts and he has allowed four runs over his last 14 plus innings.

The Atlanta Braves have reeled off nine straight victories and have opened up a 5.5 game lead for first place in the NL East Division. On Sunday, Atlanta OF Adam Duvall had two hits and drove in a pair of runs during a 3-1 road victory against Baltimore. DH Jorge Soler added a solo shot for the Braves, who improved to 68-56 on the season. 

The Braves will counter with twenty-three year old righty Huascar Ynoa (4-2 2.70 ERA) on Monday. Through 50 innings of work, Ynoa has struck out 54 batters and owns a solid 1.02 WHIP.

New York SS Gleyber Torres is currently on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb. Through 124 games, New York ranks 15th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Atlanta ranks 7th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the Braves to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-4.

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