A full slate of games is on the schedule Tuesday in the Major Leagues. Here’s what to look for in a few of today’s exciting matchups.
Braves Hope To Extend Road Streak In Washington
The Atlanta Braves have recently made up a lot of ground in the NL East standings and look for their 13th straight win tonight against the Washington Nationals. In the last two weeks, Atlanta has moved closer to the New York Mets in the NL East and trails them by just five games in the standings. The Braves are finally starting to look like the team that won the World Series in 2021.
The Nationals are at the bottom of the division with a 23-40 record but recently took two games from the Milwaukee Brewers, which helped knock them out of the lead in the NL Central standings. Washington has lost five of its last seven and is 17.5 games behind the Mets, who lead the division. Max Fried takes his 6-2 record to the mound for Atlanta, while Jackson Tetreault will make his Major League debut and gets the start for the Nationals.
Atlanta wins again over Washington in this lopsided pitching matchup.
Brewers and Mets To Begin Three-Game Series
The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets play for the first time this season at Citi Field tonight. Both teams are battling for the top of their respective divisions. Milwaukee is one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who recently overtook them for the NL Central lead, while the Mets lead the NL East by five games over the surging Atlanta Braves, who have won 12 straight.
The Brewers have now lost 10 of their last 12 matchups. They were swept in three games by the Philadelphia Phillies before losing their last series to the Nationals.
The Mets have cooled off considerably since their hot start to the season. They lost their recent series against the San Diego Padres before taking two of three from the Anaheim Angels. Adrian Houser is 3-6 on the season and gets the start for Milwaukee. Chris Bassett is 4-4 this season and takes the mound for New York tonight.
The Mets win as the bullpens will be the deciding factor in the game.
Angels and Dodgers Meet In Interleague Play
The Los Angeles Angels make the short trip up I-5 to Chavez Ravine to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in their first season matchup for a two-game series. The Angels are trying to break a major slump and have gone 2-2 since their league-leading 14-game losing streak, while the Dodgers try to hold onto their NL West Division lead after losing three straight. They are currently tied with the San Diego Padres for first place.
The Angels broke their losing streak against the Boston Red Sox in the final game of that series and then dropped two of three to the Mets over the weekend. The Dodgers have now lost six of their last eight games and five of their last seven at home. Noah Syndergaard will step on the rubber for the Angels and is 4-4 on the season. Tony Gonsolin seeks his eighth win of the year and brings his 1.58 ERA to the mound to face the team from Anaheim.
The Dodgers win at home to hold on to their NL West lead.