Braves vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 28

The Atlanta Braves (44-35) and Pittsburgh Pirates (39-41) square off in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Truist Park, at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves are coming off a series defeat to the White Sox, and the Pirates a series win over the Reds.

The probable pitchers are Charlie Morton (4-4) for the Braves and Martin Perez (1-3) for the Pirates.

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Braves vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Morton – ATL (4-4, 4.20 ERA) vs Perez – PIT (1-3, 4.71 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Charlie Morton

  • The Braves will hand the ball to Morton (4-4) for his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the New York Yankees on Saturday.
  • The 40-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with a 4.20 ERA and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .239.
  • In 14 starts this season, he’s earned six quality starts.
  • Morton has pitched five or more innings in six straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • In 14 appearances this season, he has finished three without allowing an earned run.
  • The 40-year-old’s 4.20 ERA ranks 59th, 1.298 WHIP ranks 60th, and 9.1 K/9 ranks 24th among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Martín Pérez

  • Perez (1-3 with a 4.71 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Pirates, his 12th of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, May 26, the lefty threw three innings against the Atlanta Braves, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 33-year-old has a 4.71 ERA and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .300 to opposing hitters.
  • Perez enters the game with three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Perez is looking to pick up his eighth start of five or more innings this season in this game.
  • In one of his 11 total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.

Martín Pérez vs. Braves

  • He meets a Braves offense that ranks 16th in the league with 344 total runs scored while batting .243 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .403 slugging percentage (11th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 87 home runs (14th in the league).
  • Perez has a 3.00 ERA and a 2 WHIP against the Braves this season in three innings pitched, allowing a .364 batting average over one appearance.

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