After popping six home runs in 57 games previous year during his big-league debut, he already has five in 14 games to begin 2018, and the only downside to his remarkable power display is the opportunities it's costing him to utilize his speed on the basepaths - he's only 1-for-2 on steal attempts so far.
Chicago games have had an over/under record of 5-8 so far in 2018. The Braves are 4-4 away from home but have outscored opponents 34-29 in those games.
The Atlanta Braves had a nice start to their year, but the enter having lost four of their last six games and that offense has been a big reason for their struggles of late.
The Cubbies are going with righty Tyler Chatwood (0-2, 4.91 ERA) as their starter. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to five that've gone under. Arodys Vizcaino received his first blown save of the year, while Shane Carle also notched his first blown save, but got the win in relief to improve to 2-1 this season. In his career, Sanchez is 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 39 strikeouts against the Cubs. Chatwood started 25 games previous year and finished the season 8-15 overall with a 4.69 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.
Phillies 9, Rays 4 • Jake Arrieta won his first game for Philadelphia and J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery each drove in two runs to lift the visiting Phillies to their fifth straight win. On the mound, they have been very solid as they come in ranked 7th in the league in ERA at 3.26, while also ranking 9th in WHIP at 1.23 and 21st in K's with 96.
Rangers 6, Astros 5 • Ronald Guzman's first big-league homer tied the game in the eighth, then he put visiting Texas ahead with a run-scoring infield single in the 10th as the Rangers rallied from five runs down to win. Bryant is slashing.352/.493/.611 with 19 hits, eight RBIs and nine runs scored, while Baez's line is.191/.309/.574 with nine hits, 14 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
The Atlanta Braves will try to find some consistent play after splitting their last six games, but took a step in the right direction by avoiding the sweep against Washington, salvaging a 5-3 win in 12 innings against the Nationals on Wednesday. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 2.88, along with a K/9 of 9.43.
"When we get a couple more guys up here, our bench is going to be even stronger", Braves first baseman Freddie Freemantold reporters on Friday.
Chicago has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 25.4 over its last five. Ben Zobrist had three hits and two RBIs for the Cubs.
Knicks Add Mike Woodson To List Of Head Coach Candidates
I'm sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and build something that can go a long way", Porzingis said. Woodson was sacked by the Knicks in 2014 after two seasons, but he isn't considered in their top tier of candidates.
Indians game and Cavs Fan Fest — RAINED OUT
The teams will make up both of this weekend's rainouts in a traditional doubleheader on May 3, beginning at 1:10 p.m. Their pitchers will be well rested though, as Jaime Garcia and Corey Kluber will be pushed back to a later date.