Much has been made about the need for teams to start hot during the shortened 2020 season, as the luxury of time will not be present to offset a slow start. With the Braves seeking an 8-3 record, they have avoided digging themselves an early hole.
A victory tonight would be the Braves’ sixth consecutive win, and would stake them to a two-game lead over the still-idle Miami Marlins.
The last time Mike Soroka and Jacob deGrom faced each other, it was Opening Day and the Mets emerged victorious, 1-0. Neither pitcher factored into the decision, as both threw a scoreless outing and left the bullpens in charge. Maybe tonight, we’ll get something high-scoring. Like 2-1.
Moods tend to be better and spirits are usually higher when the Braves are in a winning streak, so come pour some of your positivity into the comments thread tonight. Whether you are a casual fan, stats nerd, or somewhere in between, there’s a place for you in the game thread.
As a last minute study guide, here is some supplemental information related to tonight’s game: