The Atlanta Braves will open a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday night at SunTrust Park.
The Braves endured a two-hour rain delay on Thursday before the final game of their series with the Mets was postponed. Atlanta dropped two of the three games in the series and now 11-15 on the season including a 5-5 record at home.
The Cardinals fell to the Brewers 5-4 on Thursday dropping two out of three in the series. St. Louis comes to Atlanta with some injury concerns after both Stephen Piscotty and Dexter Fowler were forced to leave Thursday’s game due to injury.
Piscotty injured a hamstring while running out a grounder while Fowler suffered a shoulder injury on a diving catch attempt. Both are set to be re-evaluated by team doctors Friday morning.
Friday, May 5, 7:35 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)
Mike Foltynewicz will get the start in Friday’s series opener and will be looking to continue a string of good starts to begin the season. Foltynewicz allowed just four hits and one earned run last time out against the Brewers but was let down by the defense behind him. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his past three starts while allowing a total of four earned runs.
The Cardinals will counter with right hander Lance Lynn who is off to a good start this season. Lynn missed all of the 2016 season due to injury but has looked good in his return going 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA over his first five starts. Lynn has won three straight starts allowing two runs over the last 19 innings.
Saturday, May 6, 7:10 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)
It has been an up and down season so far for Julio Teheran who will be looking to bounce back on Saturday from a rough outing last time out. Teheran was tagged for six hits and six runs over six innings while taking a loss in his last start against the Mets. He is 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA in six starts this season. Fifteen of the 17 runs that Teheran has allowed this season has come in his last three starts.
Like Lynn, right hander Mike Leake has been a bright spot for the Cardinals during the early part of the season. Leake enters Saturday’s start with a 3-1 record and a 1.35 ERA. He has gone at least six innings in each of his five starts and has yet to allow a home run this season.
Sunday, May 7, 1:35 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)
R.A. Dickey has been bothered by a sore left quad in each of his last two starts but he is scheduled to get the call again on Sunday in the series finale. Dickey allowed four hits and three runs including two homers over six innings last time out in a win over the Mets. He’s 3-2 with a 3.94 ERA in five starts so far this season.
Dickey will be matched up against Michael Wacha in Sunday’s finale. Wacha carries a 2-1 record with a 3.23 ERA in five starts this season. He allowed seven hits and four earned runs over six innings of work last time out against the Brewers.