Game Preview: The Atlanta Braves offense gets another shot a Teheran and the Brewers

Less than a week removed from facing Julio Teheran for the first time, the Braves offense will look to improve upon the one run they produced against Teheran on July 23rd.

Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves
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It was just last Sunday these two teams met with the exact same pitching matchup. Despite former Brave, Julio Teheran, throwing a strong six innings of one-run ball, the Braves came back to defeat the Brewers 4-2 thanks to an eighth inning, three-run bomb from Ozzie Albies. Hopefully, Saturday’s contest offers more early offense from Atlanta.

Pitching Matchup for Braves vs. Brewers

As I mentioned, today’s pitching matchup is the exact same as the one we got on Sunday. For Atlanta it will be Bryce Elder getting his second straight start against Milwaukee. His performance on Sunday was a much needed bounce back effort and his strongest since early July.

On Sunday Elder went six innings while allowing two earned runs and surrendering one homer. Keep a close eye on this start, because if Elder has a rough one that gives all the more reason to feel unstable about two rotation spots, thus could result in Alex Anthopoulos seeking to bring in another starter before the trade deadline is over.

The Brewers will send old friend, Julio Teheran, to the mound to make his second career start against his former team. Milwaukee has been a great rebound to Teheran’s career, and he showcased that last Sunday. Teheran held the Braves to just one run across six innings of work on just 78 pitches. Travis d’Arnaud did take Teheran deep in that game so it will be interesting to see if he is behind the plate for tonight’s contest.

A couple hot hitters we do expect to see in the lineup tonight is that of Austin Riley and Michael Harris II. Last night Riley hit another home run, giving him eight in the month of July. Michael Harris II also collected a base hit last night, extending his hit streak to double digits.

How to watch Braves vs. Brewers - 7/29/23

Date/Time/Location: 7/29/2023 at 7:20 PM EST at Truist Park

TV: Bally Sports Southeast

Radio: 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan