Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves
|Date & Time||Saturday June 1, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
Atlanta Braves: -1.5 (-110) / Detroit Tigers: 1.5 (-110)
The Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves meet in game two of their three game interleague set from SunTrust Park in MLB action on Saturday.
The Detroit Tigers will look to add to their current winning streak which sits at three games after an 8-2 win in the series opener on Friday. Niko Goodrum went 5 for 5 at the dish with a pair of home runs, a double and three RBIs while Nick Castellanos had a home run and two RBIs and Grayson Greiner added a solo home run. Christin Stewart and Brandon Dixon each had an RBI to round out Detroit’s scoring as a team in the win while JaCoby Jones added a triple as well in the victory. Spencer Turnbull got the win to improve to 3-4 on the year after allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits over six innings of work. Daniel Norris will start game two and is 2-3 with a 4.18 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his career, Norris is 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA and 9 strikeouts against Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves will look to bounce back after dropping game one on Friday. Dansby Swanson and Brian McCann accounted for the lone pair of RBIs for the Braves in the losing effort while Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2 for 4 at the dish. Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Nick Markakis and Ozzie Albies each had a base hit as well to cap off Atlanta’s offense as a team in the defeat. Mike Foltynewicz took the loss, falling to 1-4 on the year after allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out eight over five innings of work. Mike Soroka will start game two and is 5-1 with a 1.07 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Soroka’s first career start against Detroit.
Detroit is 4-17 in Norris’ last 21 starts and 4-12 in their last 16 games overall while the under is 4-0-1 in Norris’ last 5 starts. Atlanta is 8-3 in Soroka’s last 11 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 interleague games while the over is 22-8-1 in their last 31 interleague games. Detroit is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams.
The heavy plus money and the Tigers is tempting considering how the Tigers have stepped up their play over the last few days. However, Atlanta is due for a bounce back performance, and it could come with Soroka on the mound, who has been lights out so far this season, giving up no more than one earned run in any of his eight starts this season. The Tigers are due to regress offensively at some point and I’m banking on it being here. I’ll side with Atlanta for the win and to get rid of some of the heavy juice, I’ll back the Braves on the RL.