A win on Monday will give the Atlanta Braves
sole possession of first place for the first time this season. Atlanta is currently tied with the Washington Nationals
, who have Monday off.
Looking to pitch the Braves to the top of the standings is Mike Minor
. After giving up six runs to the New York Mets
in his first start, Minor has allowed just four runs in his last 21.1 innings pitched.
Standing in Atlanta's way is a pitcher who has always had its number. In 22.1 innings pitched against the Braves, James McDonald
has allowed just two runs.
Game date/time: Monday, April 30, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Pitching Matchup: Mike Minor (2-1, 3.42 ERA) vs. James McDonald (0-1, 2.78 ERA)
Radio: 680 The Fan
Online Streaming: MLB.tv
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