The Atlanta Braves return to SunTrust Park after going 5-5 on their 10-game road trip. Atlanta will look to get back on track after dropping 5-of-6 to end the trip. The Braves are 23-17 at home so far this season.
Toronto arrives in Atlanta with a 41-48 record. They have lost two straight and dropped a series to the New York Yankees over the weekend. Toronto has lost 5-of-7 overall.
The two teams split a two-game series in Toronto at the end of June.
Tuesday, July 10, 7:35 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Southeast)
Marcus Stroman (10 GS, 1-6 W-L, 17.8 K%, 9.5 BB%, 6.50 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 3.90 xFIP)
Blue Jays’ right-hander Marcus Stroman will get the start in Tuesday’s series opener. Stroman has battled injury and inconsistency in 2018. He got knocked around in his last start but was solid in his previous two after coming off the DL.
His season has been a bit of an enigma. His walk rate is up slightly but his batted ball profile is essentially the same. He has been giving up more hard contact this season which has hurt him at times.
Stroman allowed six hits and six runs over 4 2/3 innings in his last outing against the Mets.
Julio Teheran (17 GS, 6-6 W-L, 22.5 K%, 11.6 BB%, 4.47 ERA, 5.22 FIP, 4.69 xFIP)
There was a question as to whether Julio Teheran would be available to make this start after he was sent home on the previous road trip due to an illness. However, Teheran is apparently feeling better and ready to go for Tuesday’s series opener.
Teheran has been up and down all season and the Braves need him to show some consistency. He was tagged for five hits and five runs in just five innings in his last start against the Yankees. He struck out 10 but was hurt by four walks and two home runs.
Wednesday, July 11, 7:35 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Southeast)
Sam Gaviglio (11 G, 9 GS, 2-2 W-L, 23.2 K%, 7.7 BB%, 3.81 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 3.86 xFIP)
Right-hander Sam Gaviglio will get the nod for Toronto in Wednesday’s series finale. Gaviglio has pitched well at times this season but has had a difficult time pitching deep into games. He allowed four hits and just one earned run in his last start but lasted just 4 1/3 innings while running up 101 pitches. He has pitched into the fifth inning in just five of his nine starts this season.
Atlanta hasn’t announced a starter for Wednesday’s game but they have several options. This would have been Max Fried’s turn in the rotation but he was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to blister problems on his pitching hand.
The Braves could opt to start Mike Foltynewicz who will be on regular rest due to Monday’s off day. The team could also bring up someone from the minors to make the start. Luiz Gohara could also be an option but he threw 28 pitches and two scoreless innings in Sunday’s loss to Milwaukee.