Oakland Athletics vs. Atlanta Braves: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 2, 2024

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Jun 2, 2024 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves, sitting comfortably with a 32-24 overall record and 18-12 home record, look to take the series lead as they host the Oakland Athletics at Truist Park on Sunday, June 2, at 1:35 PM. The Athletics, struggling with a 24-36 overall record and 11-20 on the road, will aim to even the series. With the series currently tied 1-1, this matchup is shaping up to be a crucial one.
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Athletics vs Braves starting pitchers

  • Charlie Morton for Atlanta Braves
  • Luis Medina for Oakland Athletics

Athletics vs Braves statistics

Stat Athletics Braves
Hits 437 (24th) 464 (Tied-13th)
Batting Average .221 (28th) .249 (8th)
Runs Batted In 210 (25th) 236 (Tied-14th)
Runs 219 (Tied-26th) 245 (16th)
Home Runs 70 (4th) 57 (16th)
Walks 185 (10th) 165 (24th)
Stolen Bases 30 (Tied-22nd) 29 (Tied-25th)
Strikeouts 578 (2nd) 485 (14th)
Pitches 8594 (9th) 8084 (26th)

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/1/24 vs Oakland Athletics L 11-9
5/31/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 4-2
5/30/24 vs Washington Nationals L 3-1
5/29/24 vs Washington Nationals L 7-2
5/28/24 vs Washington Nationals W 2-0

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/1/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 11-9
5/31/24 @ Atlanta Braves L 4-2
5/30/24 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 6-5 F/12
5/29/24 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 4-3
5/28/24 @ Tampa Bay Rays W 3-0

Athletics vs Braves predictions

As the Oakland Athletics prepare to face off against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, keep your eyes peeled for some standout performances. Luis Medina, taking the mound as the starting pitcher for the A's, has shown potential to rack up strikeouts, but his command might be challenged by the Braves' lineup. Offensively, Brent Rooker is one to watch with a solid hit rate and his ability to change the game with one swing. His power-hitting could definitely put some pressure on Charlie Morton. Speaking of pressure, don't overlook Miguel Andujar; he's another Athletics player who could significantly contribute with his knack for getting on base and driving in runs.

Turning our focus to the Atlanta Braves, they're bringing some heavy hitters to the plate. Marcell Ozuna, boasting an enviable batting average, has been a consistent offensive threat all season and will likely continue to be a handful for the A's pitchers. Additionally, Michael Harris, known for speed and his ability to get hits, could be a key player in this game, especially if he gets on base early. The man on the mound, Charlie Morton, has a respectable strikeout count this season and could play a crucial role in damping the Athletics’ spirits with his pitching expertise.

Considering the current form and home advantage, I’m leaning towards a win for the Atlanta Braves in this matchup. Their lineup seems just a bit more robust, especially with Ozuna swinging a hot bat and Morton's experienced arm ready to stifle the Athletics' hitters. However, baseball always has the potential for surprises, and if the A's can capitalize on any slip-ups by the Braves, they might just tip the scales. But if I had to put my money on it, my bet would definitely be on the Braves clinching this one.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Luis Liberato (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Walsh (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Huascar Ynoa (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jesse Franklin V (CF): Day-To-Day

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • J.T. Ginn (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Max Muncy (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Sean Newcomb (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Danis Correa (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Medina (SP): 60-Day-IL

Athletics vs Braves game info

Venue Truist Park
Location Atlanta, Georgia
First pitch Sun 1:35 PM
Temperature 78°
Chance of Rain 0%

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