Preview: Braves look to start new win streak against Tigers with Morton on the mound

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The Atlanta Braves are coming off a fantastic homestand where they had a seven game win streak which included a very, very satisfying sweep of the New York Mets. The streak was snapped in their series finale against the Nationals, but they look to start a new streak when they take on the Detroit Tigers starting today.

Charlie Morton will be taking the mound for the Braves, but the biggest question will be whether or not the offense will be able to carry their momentum from the last week and a half or so forward. Ronald Acuna Jr. continues to be a terror for opposing pitchers, but if the recent signs of life we have seen from guys like Michael Harris II, Marcell Ozuna, and Austin Riley can continue...well, the Braves are going to be tough to beat regardless of who they have on the mound.

Braves vs. Tigers Pitching Matchup

As mentioned before, the Braves have Morton going on Monday and he is amidst a somewhat maddeningly inconsistent stretch where he will put up a strong start or two followed by ones where he struggles to find the strikezone and gets knocked around a little bit. His last start was against the Mets and he couldn't finishing the fifth inning while giving up four runs on four hits and four walks against five strikeouts. The Tigers don't have much experience against Charlie and the ones that have seen him a bit (Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Schoop) haven't had much luck against him.

From the sounds of things, the Tigers are going with a bullpen game to start off the series. Obviously that means that any matchup data is almost useless as we don't know exactly who they are going to use. What we do know is that the Tigers' bullpen ranks in the bottom third of the league in fWAR, so this game is a real opportunity for the Braves.

How to watch Braves vs. Tigers - 6/12

Date/Time/Location: 6/12/23 at 6:40 PM EST at Comerica Park

TV: Bally Sports South

Radio: 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan