The Atlanta Braves will try to make it two straight wins Saturday when they continue their three-game series against the Miami Marlins. Atlanta erased a 4-3 deficit Friday night as a surprise return by Ronald Acuña Jr. sparked a three-run rally in a 6-4 win.
Tucker Davidson will make his third start of the season, and his fourth appearance overall, for the Braves in Saturday’s game. Davidson held the Brewers scoreless in his first start allowing three hits and three walks over five innings. However, he couldn’t escape the third inning in his last outing against the Phillies where he allowed four hits, four walks and five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.
Walks have been an issue for Davidson who has issued nine in just 10 1/3 innings this season. A more aggressive approach would be in order if he wants to stick in the rotation going forward.
The Braves will have their work cut out for them again against Sandy Alcantara again Saturday. Alcantara tossed a complete game against Atlanta last weekend allowing six hits and three unearned runs to go along with seven strikeouts. Alcantara has logged at least seven innings in each of his past three starts and has allowed a combined two earned runs over that span. Alcantara has faced the Braves eight times in his career posting a 1.83 ERA in 54 career innings.
Ronald Acuña Jr. made a surprise return in Friday’s series…