Austin Riley will try to get his 100th RBI of the year (he has 98) when his Atlanta Braves (102-56) play the Chicago Cubs (82-76) at 7:20 PM ET on Thursday.

The Braves will call on AJ Smith-Shawver (1-0) against the Cubs and Marcus Stroman (10-8).

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Braves vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Smith-Shawver - ATL (1-0, 4.57 ERA) vs Stroman - CHC (10-8, 3.88 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: AJ Smith-Shawver

  • Smith-Shawver (1-0) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Sunday, July 30, when he threw five innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 20-year-old has an ERA of 4.57, a 1.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.246 in five games this season.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman (10-8) gets the starting nod for the Cubs in his 25th start of the season. He has a 3.88 ERA in 134 2/3 innings pitched, with 117 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander's most recent time out was on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, when he threw three innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 3.88, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 26 games this season. Opponents are hitting .228 against him.
  • Stroman enters the game with 15 quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Stroman enters this game with 18 outings of five or more innings pitched this campaign.
  • He has had eight appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.

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