Flaherty tabbed as Thursday's top-rated hurler

Today's Overview/Schedule/Weather: Approximately half of the league takes the field in Thursday's MLB action. Eight games are on the schedule, and those are split into four day games and four affairs under the lights. A few of the games are of the domed/retractable-roof variety; the rest are slated to be played in mostly dry weather. The Matchup Ratings have a bell curve with a wide middle, and this short schedule is long on judgment calls to be made.

Notable Starts:

Trevor Williams has leveraged increased use of his slider into more ground balls and a big improvement in K-BB% (2023: 8%, 2024: 14%). On Thursday, Williams faces the tough offense of the Atlanta Braves, but the 32-year-old veteran may be catching Atlanta at an opportune...

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