Matt Wisler (0-1, 3.10 ERA) and David Price (2-0, 7.06 ERA) start in the second of a two-game series between the Atlanta Braves (4-15) and the Boston Red Sox (10-9) at Turner Field. The Braves lost the last game 1-0, continuing a six-game losing streak. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and can be seen on NESN and FSSO.
Wisler pitched 6.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering one runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking two in a 2-1 defeat to the Dodgers. Adonis Garcia (.313, 6 Rs, 1 HR, 6 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Price went 3.2 innings, surrendering eight runs, striking out five and walking two in a 12-8 defeat to the Rays in his most recent start. Mookie Betts (.273, 16 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Atlanta and Boston are Boston -170, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Red Sox capitalize on their at-bats at a high percentage, ranking .272 in the league with a .272 team batting average. The Red Sox are an excellent base stealing team with 16 stolen bases, ranking fourth in the MLB.
The Red Sox have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
In their last game, the Red Sox won by a margin of one run. The Braves are 1-5 in one-run games. The Red Sox have a 2-2 record in close games.
While the Red Sox have never recorded more than a single error in a game this season, the Braves just recorded their sixth instance of two or more errors following their latest outing.
The Braves are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 11 strikeouts. The Red Sox have a record of 2-2 when they are struck out that many times or more.
The Red Sox are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Braves currently have a losing streak of six.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 2-4. The Red Sox have a 9-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Atlanta has earned 61 this season. Boston ranks eighth with 91 runs.
Ranking 16th, Atlanta is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 60 this season. Boston ranks in the top half with 61.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 0-2. When the Red Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 5-5 record.