Atlanta hosts Cincinnati, looks to build on Soroka’s solid outing
Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Mike Soroka. Soroka went seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits with three strikeouts against Washington.
The Braves are 30-23 on their home turf. Atlanta has a team on-base percentage of .333, good for second in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the club with a mark of .390.
The Reds are 21-30 on the road. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 4.03, Sonny Gray paces the staff with a mark of 3.38.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 54 extra base hits and is slugging .557. Ozzie Albies is 12-for-42 with six doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .277 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Reds: 6-4, .286 batting average, 4.85 ERA
Braves Injuries: Jacob Webb: 10-day IL (elbow), Darren O’Day: 60-day IL (forearm), Max Fried: 10-day IL (blister), Grant Dayton: 10-day IL (toe), Nick Markakis: 10-day IL (wrist), Dansby Swanson: 10-day IL (foot).