Braves vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

The Atlanta Braves (31-23) have dropped two games in a row as they prepare to play the Oakland Athletics (23-35), who have also lost two in a row. Friday’s outing at Truist Park starts at 7:20 PM ET.

The Braves will give the nod to Reynaldo Lopez (2-2) against the Athletics and JP Sears (4-3).

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Braves vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: NBCS-CA
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Lopez – ATL (2-2, 1.75 ERA) vs Sears – OAK (4-3, 3.88 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Reynaldo López

  • Lopez (2-2) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 1.75 and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .209 in nine games this season.
  • He has five quality starts in nine chances this season.
  • In nine starts this season, Lopez has lasted five or more innings eight times, with an average of 5.7 innings per appearance.
  • He has three appearances with no earned runs allowed in nine chances this season.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: JP Sears

  • Sears (4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Athletics, his 12th of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday against the Houston Astros, the left-hander threw six innings, allowing no earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.88, with 6 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season. Opponents have a .226 batting average against him.
  • Sears has recorded four quality starts this year.
  • Sears is looking to secure his 10th start of five or more innings this year in this matchup.
  • He has had four appearances this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old ranks 57th in ERA (3.88), 35th in WHIP (1.110), and 75th in K/9 (6).

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