The Atlanta Braves wrap up a nine-game road trip with a three game set in Cincinnati against the Reds. The Braves have gone 2-4 on the west coast portion of the trip dropping two of three to the Giants and the Angels.
Matt Kemp homered and Jaime Garcia through seven strong innings in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Angels. Eric Young’s eighth homer off of Arodys Vizcaino proved to be the difference.
Atlanta is expected to get a couple of players back on Friday with the return of Adonis Garcia and Eric O’Flaherty from the disabled list. Garcia’s role is expected to be reduced upon his return with Rio Ruiz seeing the bulk of the playing time at third base. The Braves have yet to announce the corresponding roster moves but it appears that this could finally be the end of the line for Emilio Bonifacio.
Friday, June 2, 7:10 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)
Mike Foltynewicz (3-5, 4.44 ERA, 4.80 FIP, 7.28 K/9, 2.66 BB/9)
Mike Foltynewicz will get the nod in the series opener and will be looking to get back on track after a rough outing in San Francisco. Folty struggled with his command as he was tagged for seven hits and five earned runs in just four innings. Opponents hit .340 against Foltynewicz in May and he allowed 17 earned runs in 25 innings across five starts.
Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 6.62 ERA, 7.24 FIP, 5.92 K/9, 2.79 BB/9)
Bronson Arroyo’s comeback has gotten off to a rough start as he has been victimized by the long ball during the first two months of the season. Arroyo has allowed 18 home runs over his first 51 2⁄3 innings and has posted 6.62 ERA in his first 10 starts.
Saturday, June 3, 4:10 p.m. ET (FS1)
R.A. Dickey (3-4, 4.95 ERA, 6.07 FIP, 4.50 K/9, 4.35 BB/9)
Dickey’s struggles continued last time out in a 7-1 loss to the Giants. San Francisco tagged Dickey for six runs over the first two innings in Sunday’s series finale. He was able to battle back and lasted six innings to minimize the damage to the bullpen but allowed six hits to go along with five walks and six earned runs.
Dickey averaged six innings a start in May but allowed 43 hits and walked 20 in just 36 1⁄3 innings.
Scott Feldman (4-4, 4.26 ERA, 4.08 FIP, 7.48 K/9, 3.23 BB/9)
Feldman’s season got off to a good start but he has been up and down over his last six outings. He allowed at least four runs in three of his last six starts including last time out when he surrendered eight hits in five innings while picking up a victory against the Phillies.
Feldman is 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta.
Sunday, June 4, 1:10 p.m. ET (Fox Sports South)
Julio Teheran (4-4, 4.82 ERA, 5.50 FIP, 6.86 K/9, 3.79 BB/9)
Teheran will take the mound for the Braves in Sunday’s series finale and will be looking to turn in another solid road performance. Teheran has allowed just five earned runs over 31 2⁄3 innings in five road starts. Contrast that with his home performance where he has surrendered 28 earned runs in 30 innings at SunTrust Park.
Teheran allowed three solo home runs in 6 1⁄3 innings last time out while picking up a win against the Angels.
Lisalverto Bonilla (0-3, 7.71 ERA, 6.94 FIP, 5.61 K/9, 5.61 BB/9)
Bonilla struggled with his control in his last outing against Toronto where he walked five and allowed six runs in just 2 1⁄3 innings. He is 0-3 on the season with a 7.71 ERA in five appearances.