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The Pittsburgh Pirates (24-30) will visit the Atlanta Braves (30-27), Thursday at 7:20 PM ET, in the opener of a four-game series. Max Fried (5-2) will start for the Braves, and JT Brubaker (0-5) for the Pirates.

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Braves vs. Pirates Team Stats

Braves Hitting

  • Austin Riley has a team-high slugging percentage (.529) and leads the Braves in hits (58). He’s batting .260 with 13 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Riley ranks 69th in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage, and 15th in slugging.
  • Matt Olson has 24 doubles, seven home runs and 35 walks while hitting .258, and leads his team with a .362 OBP.
  • Among qualifying batters, Olson ranks 74th in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage, and 35th in slugging.
  • Olson heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .318 with six doubles, two home runs, three walks and 13 RBI.
  • Ozzie Albies is batting .248 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 13 walks.
  • Albies has safely hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .211 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
  • Dansby Swanson is batting .273 with 11 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 21 walks.
  • Swanson takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a double and three walks.

Braves Pitching

  • The Braves average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-most in the league.
  • Braves pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.89 this year, which ranks 15th in MLB.
  • The Braves have a combined WHIP of 1.262 as a pitching staff, which ranks 15th in MLB.
  • The Braves have allowed the second-fewest home runs this season at just 44, or 0.8 per game.
  • They struck out seven Athletics batters while allowing eight hits in a 13-2 win last time out.

Pirates Hitting

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has a team-leading batting average of .285 while pacing the Pirates in runs batted in with a mark of 20.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Hayes is 247th in home runs and 132nd in RBI.
  • Bryan Reynolds has hit a team-high eight home runs.
  • Reynolds is 48th overall in home runs and 208th in RBI this year.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .236 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 17 walks.
  • Michael Chavis is batting .270 with six doubles, two triples, five home runs and seven walks.

Pirates Pitching

  • The pitching staff for the Pirates has a collective 8.2 K/9, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Pirates have a 4.33 team ERA that ranks 24th among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • The Pirates have the 25th-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.368).
  • The Pirates give up the ninth-fewest home runs in baseball (53 total, one per game).
  • They struck out 11 Tigers batters while giving up nine hits in a 3-1 loss in their last game.

Braves vs. Pirates Injuries

Braves Injuries

    Collin McHugh: 10 Day Injury List (Undisclosed), Tyler Matzek: 15 Day Injury List (Shoulder), Mike Soroka: 60 Day Injury List (Achilles), Eddie Rosario: 60 Day Injury List (Eye), Kirby Yates: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow), Manny Piña: 60 Day Injury List (Wrist), Luke Jackson: 60 Day Injury List (Undisclosed), Jay Jackson: 60 Day Injury List (Lat), Travis d’Arnaud: day-to-day (Forearm)

Pirates Injuries

    Jake Marisnick: 10 Day Injury List (Thumb), Ben Gamel: 10 Day Injury List (Hamstring), Josh VanMeter: 10 Day Injury List (Finger), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10 Day Injury List (Undisclosed), Heath Hembree: 15 Day Injury List (Right calf), Dillon Peters: 15 Day Injury List (Undisclosed), Greg Allen: 60 Day Injury List (Hamstring), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day Injury List (Hamstring), Kevin Newman: 60 Day Injury List (Groin), Blake Cederlind: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow), Nick Mears: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)

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Braves Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
6/3/2022 Rockies W 3-1 Away
6/4/2022 Rockies W 6-2 Away
6/5/2022 Rockies W 8-7 Away
6/7/2022 Athletics W 3-2 Home
6/8/2022 Athletics W 13-2 Home
6/9/2022 Pirates Home
6/10/2022 Pirates Home
6/11/2022 Pirates Home
6/12/2022 Pirates Home
6/13/2022 Nationals Away
6/14/2022 Nationals Away

Pirates Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
6/3/2022 Diamondbacks L 8-6 Home
6/4/2022 Diamondbacks W 2-1 Home
6/5/2022 Diamondbacks W 3-0 Home
6/7/2022 Tigers L 5-3 Home
6/8/2022 Tigers L 3-1 Home
6/9/2022 Braves Away
6/10/2022 Braves Away
6/11/2022 Braves Away
6/12/2022 Braves Away
6/13/2022 Cardinals Away
6/14/2022 Cardinals Away