The Braves are 8-5. Let’s just read that again. The Braves are 8-5! Under a difficult first stretch of schedule Atlanta is playing some stellar baseball and now will return home with a record at least over .500. The Braves are sporting a run differential of +30 right now which stands third in all of baseball and first in the National League to date.
Today the Braves will look to reach some territory that hasn’t been reached since April 19, 2015, the last time that Atlanta was four games over .500. They will face a tough lefty today in tough conditions but anything is possible with the way the Braves are swinging the bats.
First pitch is expected to be a brisk 37 degrees and overcast. If that wasn’t enough there is also a 25 MPH steady wind blowing straight in from center field. It should be a pleasant day for baseball as usual in Chicago.
In case you missed it we previewed the matchup between Newcomb and Quintana earlier and sent out the lineups as you will find below.