Braves Pitching Rotation 2023
Atlanta Braves pitching rotation is led by Spencer Strider, the league leader in wins. Bryce Elder and Max Fried are among the other players in the rotation.
Every baseball game begins with the starting pitcher (SP) of the defensive team pitching to the batting side. The SP is relieved after he gets tired or concedes a few runs.
Pitchers are assigned different roles based on their qualities, such as the player who starts the game for the team is known as a starting pitcher. Whereas the pitcher who usually pitches in the eighth inning is called a setup man.
Each major league team has multiple starting pitchers, as they need rest in between games and play once every four to five games. The sequence in which these athletes pitch is called the pitching rotation.
The rotation often changes because of injuries, lack of form, etc. The Braves' current roster rotation includes starting pitchers Max Fried, Bryce Elder, Spencer Strider, and Charlie Morton.
Here are the probable starting pitchers for the upcoming National League Division Series games of the Atlanta Braves:
- Saturday, October 7 – Spencer Strider against the Philadelphia Phillies
- Monday, October 9 – Bryce Elder against the Philadelphia Phillies
- Wednesday, October 11 – Charlie Morton against the Philadelphia Phillies
- Thursday, October 12 – Max Fried against the Philadelphia Phillies (if necessary)
- Saturday, October 14 – Spencer Strider against the Philadelphia Phillies (if necessary)
Braves Starting Pitchers 2023
Braves starting pitchers for the 2023 MLB season are led by Spencer Strider, Charlie Morton, and Bryce Elder. These are the only three players to start thirty or more games for Atlanta.
These players are supported by relievers like Kirby Yates, A.J. Minter, and Joe Jiminez. Minter has appeared in the most games for Atlanta with 70, followed by Yates with 61.
Here are the starting pitchers used by the Braves for the 2023 season:
1. Spencer Strider
Strider has started thirty-two games for Atlanta Braves, the most for the league leaders. In those games, the player has a record of 20-5, leading the league in wins.
The pitcher started the season playing five games in April, earning a win on three occasions. He had an ERA of 1.80, pitching 30 innings and striking out 49 opposing batters.
The player had a dip in form the following month, giving away 18 runs in 6 games. However, he recovered quickly and recorded four wins in five games the next month.
In the thirty-two games he has started, Spencer has struck out 281 batters while conceding 85 runs and 22 dingers at an ERA of 3.86 while pitching 186.2 innings.
2. Charlie Morton
Morton started his first game for Atlanta this season on April 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals in an 8-4 win. He struck out one batsman, pitched 5.1 innings, and earned his first win.
He had a record of 7-6 at the end of June, playing fifteen games. He struck out 100 opposition players in those 15 games, conceding 40 runs and 9 homers.
Charlie has had an up-and-down start in his last seven games, earning a win on three occasions while recording a loss in two. The Braves pitcher has started thirty games, the third most for the team.
The pitcher has an ERA of 3.64 while pitching 163.1 innings, striking out 183 players. He last played for the team on September 22 against the Nationals, pitching only one inning.
3. Bryce Elder
Elder started the season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Braves, Gwinnett Stripers. He was recalled shortly after and started his first game on April 5, against the Cardinals in a 5-2 win, earning his first win of the season.
He was selected as the reserve starting pitcher for the NL during the 2023 All-Star Game. Bryce has started thirty-one games this season, striking out 128 batters at an ERA of 3.81.
This season, the pitcher has been crucial for the franchise, helping the team whenever needed. He is projected to start the second game of the 2023 NLDS against the Phillies on Monday, October 9.
4. Max Fried
Fried has had a start-stop season in the league this year. He spent time on the fifteen-day injured list in early April and May for a strained left hamstring and a strained left forearm, respectively.
He played his first game of the year on March 30 against the Washington Nationals, pitching 3.1 innings and striking out two batters. Max played three games in April after returning from the IL on April 17.
Max played his first game of May on the fifth against the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched for six innings, conceding five runs and two dingers while striking out seven players.
The pitcher was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 5 and returned on August 4 against the Cubs. He has a record of 8-1 while starting 14 games and striking out 80 batters at an ERA of 2.55.
Here are some other starting pitchers used by the team and their records:
|Jared Shuster||4-3 (11 games)|
|Dylan Dodd||2-2 (7 games)|
|Kyle Wright||1-3 (7 games)|
|Yonny Chirinos||1-1 (5 games)|
|Allan Winans||1-2 (6 games)|