Braves host the Diamondbacks following Gausman’s strong performance
Atlanta; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Braves are 7-5 on their home turf. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .359 is second in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the lineup with an OBP of .444.
The Diamondbacks are 5-4 on the road. The Arizona offense has compiled a .267 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the National League. David Peralta leads the team with an average of .365. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 3-2. Archie Bradley earned his first victory and Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Arizona. Jesse Biddle took his first loss for Atlanta.
TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna leads the Braves with six home runs and has 14 RBIs. Josh Donaldson is 11-for-36 with five doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .265 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Diamondbacks: 5-5, .236 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Diamondbacks Injuries: Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), T.J. McFarland: 10-day IL (shoulder), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Souza Jr.: 10-day IL (knee), Jake Lamb: 10-day IL (quad), Alex Avila: 10-day IL (quad).