Atlanta Braves to begin three-game series against Seattle Mariners

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After taking two-of-three in Texas against the Rangers earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves are set to officially return to action Friday night back inside the confines of Truist Park. As for the opponent, we could be set for an intriguing three-game set this weekend as the Seattle Mariners come to town for inter-league play.

Here are a few things that you need to know ahead of Friday's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners, one that also includes an intriguing pitching showdown between two of baseball's best young arms so far this season.

Atlanta Braves to begin three-game series against Seattle Mariners

Game Information

  • Who: Atlanta Braves (27-16 overall, first in NL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (21-22 overall, fourth in AL West)
  • When: Friday, May 19 at 7:20 PM ET on Apple TV+
  • Where: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA

Probable Starters

  • ATL: RHP Bryce Elder (3-0, 1.94 ERA)
  • SEA: RHP Bryce Miller (2-0, 0.47 ERA)

Names to Know

  • ATL: OF Ronald Acuña Jr., C Sean Murphy, 2B Ozzie Albies, SS Orlando Arcia, 1B Matt Olson
  • SEA: SS J.P. Crawford, OF Julio Rodriguez, OF Jarred Kelenic, C Cal Raleigh, RHP Justin Topa

Game Notes

  • Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. enters this weekend as one of baseball's hottest hitters, hitting for a .375 AVG across his last four games with four HR, five RBI, and a stolen base.
  • Braves starter Bryce Elder has never faced the Mariners during his MLB career, while the same can also be said for Seattle right-hander Bryce Miller against Atlanta.
  • The Braves and Mariners faced off for three games during the 2022 season in Seattle, with Atlanta dropping two-of-three. Both the Braves and Mariners also last faced off in Atlanta during the 2017 season, a series in which Seattle took two-of-three.

Game Prediction: Atlanta Braves 4, Seattle Mariners 2