Atlanta Braves

Braves look to Gausman to turn Reds black and blue


As the down-in-the-dumps squad trudged their way back from a 7-3 deficit with two outs in the 9th inning on their way to a stunning victory, the team looked rejuvenated and flashed some of that same never-say-die energy that they exhibited so often in 2018.


GABP, well publicized for its ability to facilitate offensive firepower, will host a three-game series between the Braves and the heretofore pitiful Cincinnati Reds .


As a unit, Cincinnati’s offense has posted a -1.1 fWAR, tied for worst in all of baseball (with Rockies , whom the Braves face after this series).


Three of their other regular starters - Jesse Winker , Scott Schebler , and Jose Peraza - have also posted negative fWAR due to some bad luck on balls in play (each of the five Reds listed has a BABIP of .200 or less).


Aside from Max Fried , Gausman has been the most valuable member of the pitching staff, sporting a 1-1 record with a 2.75 ERA / 3.10 FIP (both the best of his career), accumulating 0.5 fWAR through his first three starts.


After a year and a half of maligned performances as a member of the New York Yankees , Gray has looked right at home in a Reds uniform.






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