Atlanta Braves probable pitchers and starting lineups vs. Oakland Athletics, May 31

The Braves look to get back on track as the began their only series this season against Oakland.
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Not much is going right for the Atlanta Braves at the moment. After they lost their superstar player and reigning NL MVP in the road trip finale, they returned home hoping to flip the switch on their offensive struggles.

Sadly, it was more of the same as the Braves put up just nine runs in their four-game series with Washington and dropped three of the four to their division rival. Hopefully an Athletics team with low expectations for the season can jumpstart the Braves to make a run in June.

Probable starting pitchers for Braves vs. Athletics

Reynaldo Lopez (2-2, 1.75 ERA) will look to bounce back from his "worst" start of 2024 last time out. In his last outing in Pittsburgh, Lopez failed to reach the fifth inning for the first time all year. Despite his "rough" start last time, Lopez enters tonight with a sub-2.00 ERA and 47 strikeouts on the season.

J.P. Sears (4-3, 3.88 ERA) is a left-handed pitcher who excels with his breaking ball. Sears throws his sweeper 32% of the time and is holding opponents to a .230 slugging percentage and .184 wOBA via Baseball Savant on that pitch. As a contrast, hitters are slugging .567 against his four-seam fastball in 2024.

Atlanta Braves starting lineup, May 31

Oakland A's starting lineup, May 31

What channel is the Atlanta Braves game on today?

  • Game Time: 7:20 p.m. EST
  • Braves fans can watch the game on Bally Sports South
  • A's fans can watch the game on NBCSCA

How do I stream the Atlanta Braves game today?

How can I listen to the Atlanta Braves game today?

  • The Braves radio broadcast will be on 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan
  • The Athletics radio broadcast will be on A's cast, Bloomberg 960 AM/103.7 HD2

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