Julio Teheran to make Mets debut against Braves

There will be a familiar face on the mound for the New York Mets on Monday night when they open a four-game series in Atlanta against the National League East-leading Braves. Julio Teheran, who pitched nine seasons in Atlanta, will make his debut for the Mets when he faces Atlanta right-hander Charlie Morton (1-0, 0.00). The Braves are coming off a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamonbacks, while New York took two of three from

Diamondbacks look to finally hold lead vs. Braves

The Atlanta Braves will send left-hander Chris Sale to the mound on Sunday in a bid to secure a three-game sweep of the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves rallied to win the first two games of the series, 6-5 in 10 innings on Friday and 9-8 on Saturday. In his home debut, Sale (0-0, 3.38 ERA) will be opposed by Arizona right-hander Ryne Nelson (0-1, 13.50). Sale, the team’s big offseason acquisition, made his Braves

Max Fried looks for better showing as Braves battle D-backs

The Atlanta Braves hope to see a better version of Max Fried when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night in the second contest of a three-game series. Fried (0-0, 40.50 ERA) will be opposed by Arizona right-hander Brandon Pfaadt (1-0, 1.80), who will make his first career appearance against the Braves. The Braves took the series opener on Friday by overcoming a late three-run deficit to win 6-5 in 10 innings. Last season

Spencer Strider takes bump for Braves’ home opener vs. D-backs

Atlanta will send ace Spencer Strider to the mound to face the reigning National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks when the Braves hold their home opener on Friday. Strider (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will be matched against Arizona lefty Tommy Henry (0-1, 11.25) to begin a three-game set. Strider did not receive a decision on Opening Day against Philadelphia. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, eight strikeouts and two walks as the

White Sox, finally in the win column, aim for another W against Braves

Four straight losses to begin the season, including three by one run, hardly hampered the Chicago White Sox’s spirit. After notching their first win of the season on Tuesday, the White Sox will try to make it two in a row on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series against the visiting Atlanta Braves. The stuff of a 3-2 victory that evened the series — timely hitting and good pitching — wasn’t always in

Braves, with electric offense, visit scoring-challenged White Sox

Atlanta Braves reliever Aaron Bummer elected not to “drop names” when asked which former Chicago White Sox teammates he might want to face this week. “That’s karma waiting to happen,” Bummer said. Given Chicago’s offensive struggles to start the season, a less diplomatic respondent might have taken more time to answer the question. The White Sox already have been shut out twice in their four games entering Tuesday night’s visit from the Braves after Atlanta

White Sox face Braves’ Charlie Morton, seek first win of new season

Seeing the Chicago White Sox in the opposing dugout has been a welcome sight for Atlanta Braves right-hander Charlie Morton. Morton is 4-0 in four career starts against Chicago, and he will attempt to stay perfect on Monday when visiting Atlanta opens a three-game series with the White Sox. Chicago has been able to scratch across only seven runs in 24 2/3 innings against Morton, giving him an ERA of 2.55. Morton made one start

Phillies look to slow down potent Braves offense

The Atlanta Braves have more than enjoyed the past two regular seasons, topping the 100-win total in back-to-back years for the first time since 2002-03. Postseason play, however, has been a different story. Atlanta has seen two seasons in a row come to an end at the hands of hated National League East rival Philadelphia Phillies in the division series. Two games into the 2024 season, Atlanta has made a statement against the Phillies, outscoring

Phillies aim to shake off bullpen meltdown vs. Braves

The Atlanta Braves started the regular season in a powerful way on Friday. They will look to open with two straight victories Saturday when they battle the host Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves, who were knocked out of the postseason the past two years by the Phillies, recorded a 9-3 win in both teams’ season opener Friday. Matt Olson tied his career high with three doubles, including one that drove in three runs, on his 30th

Bryce Harper, Phillies brace for Braves to open season

One of the most highly anticipated Opening Day matchups will go down in Philadelphia on Friday when the Phillies host the Atlanta Braves. Rain in Thursday’s forecast forced the Phillies to postpone the festivities to Friday’s previously open date. Philadelphia has defeated the Braves in the National League Division Series in each of the past two years, and it rode that momentum to a pair of deep playoff runs. The Phillies came within two victories