Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Julio Teheran (5-9, 3.01 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (56-89) meet Jose Fernandez (14-8, 2.90 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (72-73) in the last of a three-game series at Turner Field. The Marlins won the last game 7-5, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 14 and will air on FSFL and FSSE.
In his most recent outing, Teheran pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-4 loss to the Mets. Freddie Freeman (.296, 91 Rs, 30 HRs, 78 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. The Marlins were victorious the last time Fernandez pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out 14 and walking three in a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. Christian Yelich (.306, 72 Rs, 18 HRs, 91 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and two RBIs.
The Braves are 26-36 against their divisional rivals, while the Marlins are 25-34 against their division.
The Braves managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are coming in with a 33-13 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 7-61. The Marlins have a 9-46 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 107 this season. Miami ranks near the bottom at 29th with 114.
Ranking 26th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 400 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half with 453.
The Braves are 33-38 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Marlins are 49-35 when they hit at least one homer.