Braves Preview: Spencer Strider takes the mound as Braves try to even series

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
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The current road trip for the Atlanta Braves isn't going too well. After losing the series in Oakland, the Braves have lost the opener against Arizona in Phoenix despite a late comeback attempt. The Braves have also been on a bit of a slide, going 4-6 in their last ten games. The team could really use a series win here before they return home next week to host the New York Mets, who are slowly catching up with the Braves in the NL East standings.

The Braves offense looked better yesterday compared to the series in Oakland. Eddie Rosario had himself a game, going 2-4 at bat, including hitting two home runs and two RBI's. It was Rosario's first multi-homer game since Game 4 of the 2021 NLCS. Still though, his efforts weren't enough as they fell to the Diamondbacks. Let's see if he comes into Game 2 with the same kind of fire.

Today's Pitching Between Atlanta and Arizona

Spencer Strider will be starting on the mound today for Atlanta. His last start was May 28th against the Phillies, where through six innings pitched, he allowed two hits, two runs, two earned runs, and a homer, but striked out nine batters and walked a batter only once. For the season, Strider has a 5-2 record as a starter and a 2.97 ERA, which is tied for 17th best in the league. The Braves could really use his talents on the mound today as they try to even the series and put their road trip back on track.

Meanwhile, Ryne Nelson will be starting for Arizona today. Nelson has a 2-2 record as a starter and a 5.37 ERA. He has had his ups and downs this year with the Diamondbacks and it will be interesting to see how he does against the Braves batting line up, who have the 10th ranked hitting offense in the league, with a .255 BA.

How to watch Braves vs. Diamondbacks - 6/3

Date/Time/Location: 6/3/23 at 10:10 PM EST at Chase Field

TV: Bally Sports Southeast

Radio: 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan