The Atlanta Braves have now thrown three consecutive shutouts as a team for the first time since 2015. Last night it was Spencer Strider who led the way to the Braves 4-0 victory. Tonight it is Yonny Chirinos’ turn to attempt to keep the 27 consecutive scoreless innings streak alive.
The offense hasn’t been as incredible as usual over this current win streak, but it’s continued first inning damage has been more than enough to back the stellar pitching the Braves staff has been churning out.
Pitching matchup for Braves vs. Giants
Yonny Chirinos will be making his fifth start with Atlanta tonight, hoping for better results. His last two outings have been eerily similar as the final line for each are nearly identical. On August 8th against Pittsburgh he went 5 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, and 5 Ks. In his last outing against the Mets he went 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, and 5 Ks. Both Chirinos and Braves fans are hoping for a better job at run prevention tonight.
On the flip side is Giants ace, Logan Webb, who comes into tonight with a 9-9 record, 3.26 ERA, 2.95 xFIP, and has been worth 3.5 fWAR via fangraphs so far in 2023. Webb somehow remains one of the more underrated pitchers in baseball. I suppose it’s hard when half the starts you make occur when most people are getting ready for bed.
Hitter to watch
Michael Harris II is coming off a four-hit performance last night. We’ve mentioned it before but the turn around from his early season struggles has been a joy to watch. Michael’s season numbers are now a very respectable .291/.340/.459 slash line with a 113 wRC+ and total 2.8 fWAR via fangraphs on the year.
How to watch Braves vs. Giants - 8/19/23
Date/Time/Location: 8/19/2023 at 7:20 PM EST at Truist Park
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Radio: 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan