Braves vs. Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitchers Today - June 2
The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves (33-23) visit the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks (34-23) at 9:40 PM ET on Friday.
The probable starters are Charlie Morton (5-5) for the Braves and Merrill Kelly (6-3) for the Diamondbacks.
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Braves vs. Diamondbacks Pitcher Matchup Info
- Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
- Time: 9:40 PM ET
- TV: BSAZ
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Venue: Chase Field
- Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
- Probable Pitchers: Morton - ATL (5-5, 3.59 ERA) vs Kelly - ARI (6-3, 3.11 ERA)
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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Charlie Morton
- The Braves will send Morton (5-5) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
- The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies.
- The 39-year-old has an ERA of 3.59, a 2.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.474 in 10 games this season.
- He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
- Morton has pitched five or more innings in 10 straight games and will look to extend that streak.
Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Merrill Kelly
- Kelly (6-3 with a 3.11 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Diamondbacks, his 12th of the season.
- In his last time out on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, the righty tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
- The 34-year-old has put together a 3.11 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings across 11 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .192 to opposing hitters.
- Kelly has recorded six quality starts this season.
- Kelly is aiming for his 11th straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 frames per start.
- The 34-year-old ranks 20th in ERA (3.11), 18th in WHIP (1.068), and 21st in K/9 (9.8) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.
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