Jake Odorizzi Scratched From Saturday's Start With Concerning Injury
The Atlanta Braves hope to trim their three-game deficit in the NL East when they host the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Jake Odorizzi was supposed to start on the mound for Atlanta, but that's no longer the case as the veteran hurler has been temporarily sidelined with a concerning injury.
Braves insider Justin Toscano reports that Odorizzi is missing Saturday's game due to arm fatigue. Toscano likens the situation to fellow Atlanta pitcher Kyle Wright, who missed about a week of action with arm fatigue in August.
Jake Odorizzi Injury Update
While Odorizzi's injury is concerning, it's not all bad news. Toscano adds that the plan is for the veteran to pitch against the Seattle Mariners when the Braves face them in a three-game series beginning on Friday, Sept. 9.
With the MLB postseason looming, Atlanta needs Odorizzi to be at 100% if winning back-to-back World Series titles is the goal. The 32-year-old right-hander has had his ups and downs since being acquired from the Houston Astros last month, going 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP in five starts.
In the meantime, Bryce Elder draws the start against the Marlins on Saturday. He hasn't pitched in an MLB game since Aug. 14, which was also against Miami. Fortunately, Elder looked strong in that game, allowing one run on three hits while striking out 10 batters over seven innings in Atlanta's 3-1 victory.
Marlins vs Braves Odds (Sept. 3)
Even after the starting pitcher swap, things are still looking promising for the Braves' Saturday matchup. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds currently have them listed as -172 moneyline favorites over the Marlins, who sit at +144 odds.
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