With their next 11 games against NL East rivals with losing records, the Braves have a golden opportunity ahead of them to pick up some ground in the division. Tonight, the Braves will host the Marlins for the first of a three-game series.
Momentum can be a funny thing, and it will be interesting to see if Sean Newcomb’s dominant, near no-hit performance against the Dodgers is the spark the Braves need to get back into form. While the offense has been sputtering over the last week, they hung 12 runs on the Marlins last Monday. A repeat performance would be beautiful.
For the third time this season, Julio Teheran will face Wei-Yen Chen. The Marlins have held monster leads in each of the first two games, but the Braves strung together an epic rally in the bottom of the ninth to walk it off during the May 20th game, 10-9. During the second instance - last Tuesday - there was no such rally, and the Marlins held on for a 9-3 victory.
If you’ve got designs on watching the game tonight, stick around in the comments section. With this being the final night before the trade deadline, things could get interesting. Add Teheran vs. Chen into the mix, and it could get downright ridiculous.
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