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(959) Atlanta Braves at (960) Arizona Diamondbacks

Event:
(959) Atlanta Braves at (960) Arizona Diamondbacks
Sport/League:
MLB
Date/Time:
July 9, 2024 9PM EDT
Play Rating:
2%
Odds:
105
Play:
2% – Arizona Diamondbacks +105 C Sale (LHP), Z Gallen (RHP) Must Start
Result:
Loss
Analysis

960 Atlanta at Arizona

Chris Sale was supposed to pitch yesterday, but was pushed back to today. The reason being that his next start will be on Sunday, so he won’t have to pitch in the All-Star game. Considering he’s basically reached his innings pitched from a year ago, it’s good to keep an eye on his usage. 

Zac Gallen comes in with a 3.06 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. Very similar to his career numbers. But in actuality he hasn’t really pitched up to his abilities. So this is a big game for Gallen to get back on track.

From a hitting standpoint we are concerned about the direction the Braves have gone after key injuries to top players. They continue to bring up weak bats from the minors, as well as signing washed up veteran outfielders. Former Brave Eddie Rosario being the latest. 

Arizona just got back a World Series hero in Alek Thomas, and have the depth the Braves would die for. The Diamondbacks on the season have a 119 wRC+ vs lefties, which is 5th in the league. They have a solid offensive edge in this matchup. It also doesn’t hurt that they blew the game yesterday, after leading for the majority of the contest.  

PLAY ARIZONA

Good to -108

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