The Atlanta Braves will try to end a nine-game homestand on a good note Thursday afternoon when they wrap up a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. The Braves dropped the first two games of the series and will be trying to avoid a sweep. Atlanta had plenty of chances Wednesday night but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base in a 3-2 loss.
Ian Anderson appeared to have regained his form in his last start and the Braves will be hoping that carries over into Thursday’s game. Anderson allowed five hits and two runs over five innings last time out against the Marlins. He struck out nine after not recording a whiff in his previous two outings. Anderson started the series finale up in Colorado last week and called it probably the worst start of his career where he allowed five hits, four walks and four runs in just three innings.
The Rockies will counter with right-hander German Marquez who will be making his 30th start of the season. Marquez was excellent in his last start allowing six hits over six shutout innings against the Phillies. He faced the Braves last week and allowed five hits and four runs (two earned) in five innings.
Thursday’s game has a scheduled start time of 12:20 p.m. ET but there is rain in the forecast so stay tuned for further updates.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, September 16, 12:20 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Bally Sports South
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network