Oakland Athletics vs. Atlanta Braves: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 31, 2024

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May 31, 2024 6:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves, with a strong 17-11 home record, are set to host the Oakland Athletics at Truist Park on Friday, May 31st at 7:20 PM. The Athletics, struggling on the road with a 10-19 record, will look to turn their fortunes around against the Braves, who enter the matchup with a solid 31-23 overall record. This contest promises to be an intriguing matchup between two teams heading in different directions.
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Athletics vs Braves starting pitchers

  • Reynaldo Lopez for Atlanta Braves
  • JP Sears for Oakland Athletics

Athletics vs Braves statistics

Stat Athletics Braves
Hits 420 (26th) 453 (13th)
Batting Average .222 (28th) .251 (8th)
Runs Batted In 203 (Tied-25th) 231 (14th)
Runs 212 (27th) 240 (Tied-15th)
Home Runs 69 (4th) 57 (Tied-15th)
Walks 179 (Tied-13th) 160 (24th)
Stolen Bases 27 (26th) 28 (25th)
Strikeouts 553 (2nd) 471 (Tied-14th)
Pitches 8296 (11th) 7835 (26th)

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
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
5/27/24 vs Washington Nationals L 8-4
5/26/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates W 8-1

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
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
5/26/24 vs Houston Astros L 5-2
5/25/24 vs Houston Astros W 3-1

Athletics vs Braves predictions

When the Oakland Athletics take the field against the Atlanta Braves, keep an eye on Shea Langeliers and Abraham Toro. Langeliers, who’s been swinging a hot bat with 12 homers already, is expected to continue his power-hitting ways. Toro, flashing a solid .290 average, should also play a key role in getting on base and setting the table. On the mound, JP Sears, wielding a respectable 3.88 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, is anticipated to deliver a solid start, keeping his team in the game with his knack for controlling the strike zone and limiting walks.

Switching dugouts to the Atlanta Braves, look for Marcell Ozuna to be a critical figure. Leading his team with a .312 batting average and 16 home runs, Ozuna's presence at the plate is likely to generate some serious offensive firepower. On the pitching side, Reynaldo Lopez, boasting a stellar 1.75 ERA and a capability to rack up strikeouts, is slated to give the Braves some quality innings. Ozzie Albies is another player to watch; his ability to mix speed and power makes him a versatile threat every time he steps up to the plate.

Given the powerhouse performances expected from Lopez and Ozuna, coupled with the overall strength of the Braves' lineup and home-field advantage at Truist Park, the Braves are positioned well to come out on top in this matchup. The A's will put up a spirited fight, no doubt, but Atlanta's depth, particularly in their batting and pitching prowess, might just be the deciding factor in sealing a victory. Keep an eye on this exciting clash where strategy, skill, and maybe a bit of luck will determine the day's champion!

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Liberato (OF): 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
  • Danis Correa (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Sean Newcomb (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Esteury Ruiz (LF): 10-Day-IL

Athletics vs Braves game info

Venue Truist Park
Location Atlanta, Georgia
First pitch Fri 7:20 PM
Temperature 79°
Chance of Rain 0%

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