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Braves-Rays, August 29, 2018: Game Thread & Discussion

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It’s Newcomb vs. Castillo in the last of a two-game tilt

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

The Braves and Rays will meet for the second game of their two-game series tonight in Atlanta.

If everything falls right for the Braves tonight, their division lead could be 5 ½ games by the end of the night. With Braves win and a Phillies loss, the magic number could potentially fall to 25.

Sean Newcomb gets the start for the Braves, and will try to quiet a Rays offense that he effectively shut down back in May. He will square off against opener Diego Castillo and a host of Rays relievers.

Castillo has shown well this year, posting a 3-2 record along a 3.23 ERA / 3.44 FIP. Then again, he has never faced this Braves offense, so things could get ugly for him quick.

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