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MLB: Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox | 10 August, 7:10 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

ATLANTA BRAVES: 

C | William Contreras 

FB | Matt Olson 

SB | Orlando Arcia 

S | Dansby Swanson 

TB | Austin Riley 

LF | Eddie Rosario 

CF | Michael Harris 

RF | Ronald Acuns 

DH | Marcell Ozuna 

 

BOSTON RED SOX: 

C | Kevin Plawecki 

FB | Eric Hosmer 

SB | Christian Arroyo 

S | Xander Bogaerts 

TB | Rafael Devers 

LF | Tommy Pham 

CF | Jarren Duran 

RF | Alex Verdugo 

DH | J.D. Martinez 

 

With the numbers coming in closer than ever, these two teams are coming into their faceoff with almost similar outcomes from their last series; the Boston Red Sox have won one and lost two games against the Kansas City Royals while the Atlanta Braves have won one and lost three games against the New York Mets. Both teams still have to battle their opponents one last time before the Braves vs. Red Sox series this August 10 and 11 at Fenway Park, courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. In the hope of lengthening their win or breaking their losing streaks, the two teams are on a mission to avoid sliding further down the boards in their interconference match.  

 

Hanging on for dear life, the Atlanta Braves have landed on the major’s top five in their impressive run this season. Finishing 12th in the 2021 season, the Bravos have more than two months to climb up further or make a mess of themselves this ‘22. Austin Riley leads the team's home runs with 29 and a batting average of .296. The expected pitcher for Wednesday’s game is Kyle Wright, and his stats are shown in the table below.  

 

The Red Sox, on the other hand, are not doing so hot this season. Despite finishing seventh last season, the Boston team is currently 17th in the MLB with 54-55 and sitting behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East. Yikes. Looks like all that talk about their lack of depth and poor management were true after all. The Red Sox’s leading pitcher, Nick Pivetta, has an ERA of 4.51 which is quite the gap from the pitching leader of the Braves, Max Fried, with 2.60. His other stats are as seen below.  

 

Pitcher Statistics 

 

 

ERA 

WHIP 

IP 

H 

K 

BB 

HR 

ATL - Wright 

3.22 

1.17 

128.2 

112 

124 

38 

15 

BOS - Pivetta 

4.51 

1.33 

123.2 

120 

119 

45 

17 

 

In the end, the predicted victor of Wednesday’s match is more obvious than we’d like. While the Bravos have suffered three losses from the NY Mets in their current series, their opponents are also frontrunners in the MLB which is pretty understandable. Boston’s losses, however, are a different story. They’ve lost twice to Kansas City Royals, the fourth worst team on the board, in a series of four. What such fate will they receive from Atlanta if they can’t even handle the Royals? It’s the Atlanta Braves for August 10, 2022. 

 

7:10 AM (PST), Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Fenway Park, Boston, MA. 

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