Gausman scheduled to start for Braves against Diamondbacks

April 17, 2019

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-9, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (9-7, third in the NL East)

Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zack Godley (1-1, 7.41 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Braves: Kevin Gausman (1-1, 2.84 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)

LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs


The Braves are 7-4 on their home turf. Atlanta's team on-base percentage of .365 is sixth in the majors. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the lineup with an OBP of .456.

The Diamondbacks are 4-4 on the road. Arizona has slugged .484, good for second in the National League. Christian Walker leads the team with a .667 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and five home runs. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 9-6. Yoshihisa Hirano earned his first victory and Walker went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Arizona. A.J. Minter registered his second loss for Atlanta.

TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna leads the Braves with six home runs and is batting .327. Dansby Swanson is 8-for-31 with a double, a triple, two home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 26 hits and is batting .371. Ketel Marte is 8-for-40 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .269 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Diamondbacks: 5-5, .269 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Braves Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 10-day IL (right shoulder inflammation), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (right calf strain), Darren O'Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Mike Foltynewicz: 10-day IL (elbow), Brian McCann: 10-day IL (hamstring).

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).