The Atlanta Braves lost to the Texas Rangers 4-7, leaving the series deadlocked at 1-1. Jared Shuster pitched 5.0 innings allowing three hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out three in the loss. Dane Dunning got the start for Texas and pitched 6.0 innings allowing six hits and one run. He also struck out four in the win. Can the Braves get the job done on the road, or will the Rangers clinch the series in the Lone Star State?
Braves vs. Rangers Betting Odds
Braves vs. Rangers Match Details
- Fixture: Atlanta vs. Texas
- Date and Time: May 17, 2023, @ 8:05 pm EST
- Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
Atlanta is 26-16 after losing to the Rangers yesterday. Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, and Orlando Arcia all had two hits in the game. Sean Murphy was 1 for 4 in the game scoring a run and two RBIs. The Braves’ offense is ranked 11th, with a team batting average of .258. They have an OBP of .338, a SLG of .464, and an OPS of 802. Spencer Strider is the projected pitcher for today’s game. He is 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 79 strikeouts. Atlanta ranks fifth in pitching with a team ERA of 3.51. They have given up 145 earned runs and have an OBA of .243 with a WHIP of 1.27.
Texas is 26-16 after their win yesterday. Adolis Garcia was 1 for 3 in the game scoring two runs and two RBIs. The Rangers’ offense is ranked 4th, with a team batting average of .267. They have an OBP of .338, a SLG of .442, and an OPS of .780. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for today’s game. He is 5-2 with an ERA of 2.70 and 56 strikeouts. Texas ranks 8th in pitching with a team ERA of 3.82. They have given up 158 earned runs and have an OBA of .232 with a WHIP of 1.18.
Eovaldi has been good this year, but I think this Braves lineup gets to him early and often. Atlanta is one of the best teams in the league. The Rangers have been just as good but have struggled against teams better than them. I love Braves in this one with Strider pitching.
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