Cole expected to start for Yankees at Braves

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August 26, 2020 9:08 AM

New York Yankees (16-9, first in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (16-12, first in the AL East)

Atlanta; Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT - MLB HUB

PITCHING PROBABLES

Yankees: Gerrit Cole (4-0, 2.75 ERA, .89 WHIP, 44 strikeouts) Braves: Ian Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)

LINE

Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs

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BOTTOM LINE

The Atlanta Braves host the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

The Braves went 50-31 at home in 2019. Atlanta averaged 8.8 hits with 3.4 extra base hits per game and 249 total home runs last year.

The Yankees went 46-35 away from home in 2019. New York pitchers had an ERA of 4.31 last year while striking out 9.5 hitters per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. New York leads the season series 2-0.

INJURIES

Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Ozzie Albies: (right wrist).

Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), James Paxton: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (forearm), Zack Britton: (left hamstring), Luis Avilan: (shoulder), Gleyber Torres: (quad/hamstring), DJ LeMahieu: (thumb), Giancarlo Stanton: (left hamstring), Kyle Higashioka: (right oblique).

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