The San Francisco Giants visit the Atlanta Braves Friday night at Truist Park for game one of their series. The San Francisco Giants come into this game atop the NL West with an 82-44 overall record after winning four straight games. Kevin Gausman (12-5 2.47 ERA) will get the start Friday night for San Francisco. Gausman has given up 40 earned runs on 101 hits, while striking out 174 batters across 146 innings of work during 25 appearances in 2021.
San Francisco comes into this game with the 9th best scoring offense in the major leagues with 4.87 runs on 8.25 hits per game. Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco with a .299 batting average to go along with a team high 73 RBI’s. Mike Yastrzemski supplies the power for the Giants with a team high twenty home runs.
The Atlanta Braves have been one of the hottest teams in the league as of late stretching out a five-game lead atop of the NL East. Atlanta is 10 games over .500 on the year with a 68-58 record on the year despite losing the last two games to the New York Yankees. Charlie Morton took the loss for Atlanta last game out giving up four runs on six hits, while striking out nine batters across five innings of work.
The Braves struggled from the plate going 9-34 on the day including 3-9 with runners in scoring position to leave eight men on base. Dansby Swanson led the way for the Braves driving in two of the four runs on the day. Austin Riley and Jorge Soler Chipped into the offense with one RBI each.