2019-09-20 18:20:00 EDT
The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 149 hits and 81 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 233 hits and 115 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 5.02 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s first career game against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 180 hits and 81 RBI and while Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. have combined for 347 hits and 218 RBI. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 4.80 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 3-3 with a 4.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 4-0 in Foltynewicz’s last 4 home starts and 11-0 in Foltynewicz’s last 11 starts. The Giants are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 9-4-1 in Foltynewicz’s last 14 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Giants last 7 road games.
Beede has allowed 12 hits and three runs in his last 15.1 innings, and he has a 5.79 ERA and .291 allowed batting average on the road. Foltynewicz has allowed nine hits and two runs in his last 18 innings, and he has a 5.36 ERA and .268 allowed batting average at home. Both of these pitchers can get tagged, which is why I considered the over, but Foltynewicz is enjoying his best stretch of the season, as his control has improved and he’s getting more ground balls. The Braves have won 11 straight games with Foltynewicz on the mound, while the Giants have lost eight of Beede’s last 10 starts. I’ll back the Braves and take the RL as well for increased value.