After losing seven straight games last week, things don't get any easier for the Atlanta Braves, who begin a series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Tommy Hanson will attempt to stop the skid, and he has a history of success against St. Louis to draw off of. In two career starts, Hanson sports a 1-0 record and a 2.25 ERA against the Redbirds.
This year's biggest pitching surprise, Lance Lynn, will oppose Hanson. But it was against Atlanta that Lynn suffered his only loss of the season. Jason Heyward hit a three-run double in the third inning of that game to give Atlanta a lead they would not relinquish.
Game Date/Time: Monday, May 28,1:10 p.m. ET
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Pitching Matchup: Tommy Hanson (5-3, 3.12 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn (7-1, 2.54 ERA)
Radio: WNNX 100.5 WCNN 680
Online Streaming: MLB.tv
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