The Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves square off on Friday with first pitch set for 7:20 p.m. Et. The game takes place at Truist Park in Smyrna, GA and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Brewers Eric Lauer will get the start on the mound against the Braves Jesse Chavez.
Recently, the Brewers have been playing like one of the best teams in baseball. While they’re 18-8, Milwaukee is 8-2 in their last 10 games. Rowdy Tellez is hitting .275 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs. On the mound, in four starts, Lauer has been stellar as he’s 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA.
After winning the World Series last season, the Braves have gotten off to a slow start. However, they got their star back in Ronald Acuña last week. Not only does he provide them power at the plate, but also gives them a great average hitter. Austin Riley has surprised a bit this year as he’s hitting .270 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs. Chavez will make his eighth appearance of 2022 and his fifth with the Braves after being traded from the Chicago Cubs. This will likely be a bullpen game for Atlanta.
Brewers vs. Braves
Pitchers: Eric Lauer vs. Jesse Chavez
First pitch: 7:20 PM EST
Brewers local broadcast: Bally Sports Wisconsin:
Braves local broadcast: Bally Sports South
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline odds: Braves -115, Brewers -105
Picks & predictions
Moneyline pick: Braves -115
While the Brewers have been red hot, this is a needed series for the Braves. They need to get the bats going early, but this would be a great series for Atlanta to win. While the Braves have struggled hitting, they’ve hit the best at home.
Player prop pick: Eric Lauer over 6.5 strikeouts
Lauer is a tough lefty that is coming off back-to-back strong starts. He struck out 13 hitters against the Phillies on April 24th and followed that up by striking out 11 against the Cubs in his last start. There is a large swing-and-miss potential for the Braves lineup so look for Lauer to tally at least seven strikeouts.
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