Atlanta Braves Season Preview And Tickets

The Atlanta Braves are another MLB team that starts the 2023 season on the road. They begin 2023 with a divisional showdown against the Washington Nationals, with the 101-game winners from a year ago traveling to face the finished bottom of the NL East with just 55 wins. The Braves then travel to St. Louis for a three-game series with the Cardinals before returning to Truist Park for a four-game tilt with the San Diego Padres that begins on Thursday, April 6.

The Braves host series against the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins in April before moving out of the conference to face the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox in early May. A full list of Braves’ games before the All-Star Break can be found at the end of this post.

Here are three questions for the Braves ahead of the 2023 season.

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Three Key Questions

When Does Sean Murphy Take Over As Catcher?

The Braves made a splash in the offseason as they bought in Sean murphy from the Oakland Athletics. The plan – to start – is for the young catcher to split time with veteran Travis d’Arnaud. In giving Murphy a six-year contract, they made their position very clear. At the same time, the two catchers will likely play at DH when not in the lineup. It is up to Murphy to make the position his own. By midseason, he needs to have played at a level where he is undroppable from behind the plate, thanks to his level of play and All-Stae skillset. That is how this 101-win team gets better.

Is The Pitching Rotation As Good As Advertised?

There are very few teams in the league that go out every single night with their pitcher as a plus against the opponents. The Braves are one such team, starting with the reigning National League Cy Young runner-up in Max Fried. The pitchers behind Fried – Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider, and Charlie Morton – are all, at worst solid, and at best (Strider) another player with the potential to break out as the staff’s ace. Strider was second in Rookie of the Year voting in the National League last season, and he will be looking to kick on. If he does – and if they can find a fifth arm out of plenty of options – then the Braves will be dominant on the mound in 2023.

Can They Close Games?

The Braves have several position battles heading into spring ball. The obvious ones are at left field and shortstop, but another position needs to be filled if this team is going to hit 100 wins again in 2023. Kenley Jansen signed with the Red Soc over the winter, leaving the Braves without their closer form last season. Raisel Iglesias will be the guy given the chance to be that final arm, with a trade for Joe Jimenez of Detroit giving the Braves a guy in the setup role that Jansen nailed down last year. It will be important for this pair to get on the same page early.

Upcoming Braves Home Games (Before the All-Star Break)

Thu, April 6 – Braves vs. San Diego Padres

Fri, April 7 – Braves vs. San Diego Padres

Sat, April 8 – Braves vs. San Diego Padres

Sun, April 9 – Braves vs. San Diego Padres

Mon, April 10 – Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds

Tue, April 11 – Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds

Wed, April 12 – Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds

Fri, April 21 – Braves vs. Houston Astros

Sat, April 22 – Braves vs. Houston Astros

Sun, April 23 – Braves vs. Houston Astros

Mon, April 24 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Tue, April 25 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Wed, April 26 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Thu, April 27 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Fri, May 5 – Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles

Sat, May 6 -Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles

Sun, May 7 – Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles

Tue, May 9 – Braves vs. Boston Red Sox

Wed, May 10 – Braves vs. Boston Red Sox

Fri, May 19 – Braves vs. Seattle Mariners

Sat, May 20 -Braves vs. Seattle Mariners

Sun, May 21 – Braves vs. Seattle Mariners

Mon, May 22 – Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Tue, May 23 – Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed, May 24 – Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Thu, May 25 – Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Fri, May 26 – Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Sat, May 27 -Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Sun, May 28 – Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Tue, June 6 – Braves vs. New York Mets

Wed, June 7 – Braves vs. New York Mets

Thu, June 8 – Braves vs. New York Mets

Fri, June 9 – Braves vs. Washington Nationals

Sat, June 10 – Braves vs. Washington Nationals

Sun, June 11 – Braves vs. Washington Nationals

Thu, June 15 – Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

Fri, June 16 – Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

Sat, June 17 – Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

Sun, June 18 – Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

Mon, June 26 – Braves vs. Minnesota Twins

Tue, June 27 – Braves vs. Minnesota Twins

Wed, June 28 – Braves vs. Minnesota Twins

Fri, June 30 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Sat, July 1 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Sun, July 2 – Braves vs. Miami Marlins

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