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Braves are trying to extend the Reds home skid to 10 games

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The Atlantic Braves began in July with an overwhelming victory, a continuation of the overwhelming success they enjoyed in June. Cincinnati Reds lost another home in July and opened their own nasty habits.

The two teams will continue their three-game weekend series in Cincinnati on Saturday. One team wants to expand one trend and the other wants to change luck.

Braves started the season with the best 14 consecutive wins in the major leagues, starting in June and setting a record of 21-6 in a month.

At the beginning of June, Braves stood 23-27 and 101/2 games behind New York Mets, the number one in the National League East, the division they won. I did. Four consecutive seasons. Thanks to their stellar moon, Braves now has a realistic hope of making it in five rows.

"Hopefully, looking back three months later, I think'that's the month that drove us to another division title,'" said Braves manager Brian Snicker. "These people should be proud of what they've achieved this month."

Braves kicked off in June by routing the Reds to 9-1, defeating Cincinnati's home in a row. It has been extended to 9 games. This is the longest skid in history at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park and the longest home slump since losing nine straight games in 2001.

Atlanta sends a right-handed Spencer Strider (3-2, 3.02 ERA). ) To the mound of the middle game of 3 game sets.

Strider made a big bounce effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He allowed only 5 hits in 6 scoreless innings, hit 7 and walked nothing. His efforts were wasted as the Dodgers won 5-3, but the Strider did not make a decision.

Strider gave up 6 runs with 6 hits in just 32/3 innings at his last start with the San Francisco Giants on June 21st.

A 23-year-old from Ohio is set for his second career appearance against the Reds and his first start. Strider defeated five of the six hitters he faced in two perfect innings to rescue Max Fried on the opening day of April 7. , Make his 17th start of the season. Mare defeated Atlanta on Opening Day, with Cincinnati's 6-3 victory, allowing for one unwinned run and three hits in five innings.

In his career, Mare was 1-1 with 4.09 ERA with four starts against Braves.

Mare won his first consecutive start in 2022 after allowing Cincinnati's 10-3 win in San Francisco to allow 3 runs with 4 hits in 6 of his 2/3 innings on Sunday. looking for.

Reds outfielder Tyler Nakin went 2 to 2 with Homer on Friday for a rehabilitation appearance in Triple A Louisville. He continues his efforts to return from his tense left limb.

"If you have to guess, it's probably a week-long (rehabilitation) game," said Reds manager David Bell. "He will rejoin us next weekend, or at the beginning of the road trip. (Yes) At this point, the only obstacles to him are just taking his seat and returning to the flow of playing baseball. There is nothing. There is normal progress. "

Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson approaches a rehabilitation with Louisville on Monday to test his broken right thumb.

"I think he came earlier than expected," Stevenson said of Friday's healing. “I felt good when I stopped the machine. I had some stiffness early on, but it's been pretty loose since then.”

– Field-level media