Foltynewicz to start home opener for Atlanta against St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals (22-19, third in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (21-20, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (3-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 47 strikeouts) Braves: Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 5.94 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)
LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
The Braves are 10-10 on their home turf. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .332 is eighth in the majors. Freddie Freeman leads the lineup with an OBP of .400.
The Cardinals are 8-10 on the road. St. Louis ranks second in the MLB in hitting with a .265 batting average, Jose Martinez leads the club with an average of .351. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 34 RBIs and is batting .243. Yadier Molina is 12-for-33 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .244 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Cardinals: 2-8, .253 batting average, 5.02 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Braves Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Chad Sobotka: 10-day IL (abdomen), Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Jesse Biddle: 10-day IL (thigh/groin), Freddie Freeman: day-to-day (head cold).
Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Carlos Martinez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm).