Watch: Setting up Braves-Tigers series as asking are Braves actually back

The Braves open a three-game series versus the Tigers with games Monday (7:20 p.m.), Tuesday (7:20 p.m.), and Wednesday (12:20 p.m.) at Truist Park.

The Tigers enter at 34-37, fourth in the American League Central, 11 games behind the Guardians. The Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 games including dropping two of three at the Astros over the weekend.

The Braves enter 38-31, second in the National League East, eight games behind the Phillies. The Braves are 4-6 in their last 10 games including taking two of three from the Rays over the weekend.

The pitching matchups will be Max Fried (6-3, 3.20) vs. Reese Olson (1-8, 3.68) on Monday, Spencer Schwellenbach (0-2, 6.32) vs. Casey Mize (1-4, 4.43) on Tuesday and Reynaldo Lopez (4.2, 1.69) vs. Tarik Skubal (8-2, 2.20) on Wednesday.

AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano breaks down the series and discusses whether the team’s offense can keep the momentum from this weekend and carry it forward.