USA vs Mexico
Even though these international games are just friendlies, this is still a fierce rivalry at heart. Today’s match will feature much younger squads than we’re used to, which should in turn lead to some sloppy looking play from both sides. The USA were average last week against Brazil, losing 2-0 following goals on either side of half time. Mexico were just as flat against Uruguay, but Raul Jimenez did show some strong form, which could give the USA defence plenty of problems as they look to regroup.
San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
Runs have come fairly easy for the Braves over the last seven days, but a pitchers ballpark like AT&T Park poses a different set of problems. The same also goes for pitchers on the mound, as Mike Foltynewicz found out last time he faced the Giants back in April. The righty gave up six earned runs in five innings pitched, a warning sign that today could be a long one for the Braves 26-year old.
Sofia Kenin vs Mona Barthel
The Round of 32 continues from the Quebec Open on Thursday morning between future star Sofia Kenin and seasoned veteran Mona Barthel. After making it to the Round of 32 last week at the U.S Open, Kenin looks like the in-form competitor ahead of this match, losing narrowly to Karolina Pliskova. If the rising star can continue to find that extra gear and execute her serves, she should could make short work of Barthel.