While their show finale dropped against the Mets 10-8, both teams are coming off tough losses, the Marlins defeat the Dodgers in Miami. The Dodgers have a comfy 19-game lead within the Diamondbacks in the National League West and also the Braves lead the Nationals by 5.5 games in the National League East.
Kenta Maeda (8-8, 4.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. Mike Soroka (10-2, 2.32 ERA, 1.08 WHIP)
Kenta Maeda had lost his last six decisions by throwing seven scoreless innings of three-hit chunk with six strikeouts and no walks in a 4-0 win against the Diamondbacks past Saturday and he bounced back from two outings that were poor. The right-hander is still only 1-2 with a 5.57 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in his previous six appearances (five starts) and he is 2-5 with a 5.66 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 12 road starts.
Mike Soroka is winless since July 14 but he dominated the Marlins Saturday, pitching. The 22-year-old is 0-1 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in his final five starts and 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA along with a 1.39 WHIP in eight home begins. This is Sorokas first career start against the Dodgers.
The Beneath is:
Maeda and Soroka have an On-Base Percentage (OBP) beneath .275, a Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) under .278 and opponents are hitting .228 against them. Maeda is 2-0 with an 0.68 ERA and an 0.83 WHIP in 2 career starts against the Braves (he has not confronted them because 2017) and hes been a much better pitcher at home.
The present Braves roster is simply 4-for-31 (.129) against Maeda along with the projected Braves lineup has just 3 batters with Isolated Power (ISO) over .185. Soroka, on the other hand, has been a pitcher on the road but this is a total.