The Atlanta Braves had a scheduled off-day on Thursday and will continue their current six-game road trip this weekend with three outings in Phoenix, Arizona versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Charlie Morton will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in the series opener, while Merrill Kelly will head to the mound for Arizona. First pitch is slated for 9:40 pm Eastern. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; airtime is 8:25 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The National League-East leading Braves head into the weekend series with a record of 33-23 for the 2023 regular season. The Diamondbacks are 34-23 and tied with the LA Dodgers for the top spot in the NL West.