Julio Teheran (3-9, 3.15 ERA) and Edwin Jackson (3-4, 5.71 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (48-83) and the San Diego Padres (55-75) at Turner Field. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and can be seen on FSSD and FSSE.
Teheran pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs and striking out four in a 10-9 defeat to the Diamondbacks. Freddie Freeman (.289, 78 Rs, 27 HRs, 64 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 Sunday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Jackson went 5.0 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out two and walking four in a 5-1 defeat to the Cubs in his most recent start.
Atlanta has won 33% (16-32) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Diego has won 43% (23-31) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded three strikeouts. The Braves have a record of 5-4 when opponents' pitchers have three strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 36-19. The Padres have a 40-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 485 this season. San Diego ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 561.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.683). San Diego ranks near the bottom at 28th with an OPS of .699.
The Padres are 27-54 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 21-64 when they allow at least one homer.