Braves vs Giants – Game Preview – September 14, 2022

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Atlanta Braves (88-54, second in NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (68-74, third in NL West)

San Francisco; Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Braves: Charlie Morton (8-5, 4.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 180 strikeouts); Giants: Carlos Rodon (12-8, 2.93 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 212 strikeouts)

ROW: Brave -118, Giant -101; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves are looking for a series win with a win on Wednesday.

San Francisco is 68-74 overall and 38-33 in home games. The Giants hit 160 total home runs to rank sixth in the NL.

Atlanta is 41-29 in road games and 88-54 overall. The Braves hitters have a collective on-base percentage of .318, sixth in the NL.

Wednesday’s game is the seventh time these teams have met this season. The Braves hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joc Pederson ranks third on the Giants with 40 extra hits (18 doubles and 22 home runs). David Villar is 10 for 28 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games.

Austin Riley leads Atlanta with 36 home runs while hitting .551. Michael Harris II is 17 for 40 with four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 4-6, .208 batting average, 3.71 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Braves: 7-3, .263 batting average, 3.41 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 points

INJURIES: Giants: Tommy La Stella: IL 10 days (neck), Austin Slater: IL 10 days (hand), Brandon Belt: IL 60 days (knee), Alex Wood: IL 15 days (shoulder), Sam Long: IL 60 days (oblique), Gregory Santos: IL 60 days (groin), Donnie Walton: IL 60 days (shoulder), Mauricio Llovera: IL 60 days (hip), Jose Alvarez: IL 60 days (elbow), Colton Welker: IL 60 days (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: IL 60 days (forearm), Anthony DeSclafani: IL 60 days (ankle)

Braves: Darren O’Day: 60 Day IL (Calf), Chadwick Tromp: 10 Day IL (Quads), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60 Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: IL 60 days (wrist)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.

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