Julio Teheran (4-2, 4.87 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.05 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the Atlanta Braves (29-30) and the San Diego Padres (30-31) at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 4-1 and Atlanta leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 12:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 11 and can be seen on FSN-SD, SPSO and MLB Network.
Teheran pitched 7.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs and striking out five in a 5-4 defeat to the Pirates. Cameron Maybin (.303, 23 Rs, 5 HRs, 28 RBIs, 10 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Cashner is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA against the Braves in his career. He is up against a good Atlanta offense that's batting .258.
Atlanta is a narrow -111 favorite at home against San Diego. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at seven runs for this matchup. The Braves have recorded an overall money line of +236 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 9-6. The Braves have seen an uptick in scoring as of late, averaging 5.9 runs during the last 10 games compared to their season average of 4.2 runs per game.
Over in the other dugout, San Diego is coming in with an overall money line of -43 and a disappointing record of 12-20 as the underdog. Offensively, they average 4.4 runs per game, which is good for fourth in the NL. The Padres are tough outs for opponents, ranking fourth in the NL with 9.1 hits per road game. San Diego is excellent at drawing walks with 3.0 per road game, ranking fifth in the NL.
The Braves lead the season series, 2-1. The Braves have a 24-26 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Cashner takes the mound. Teheran (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 22-25 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, San Diego is 18-13, while Atlanta is 12-21.
The Braves are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 14-22 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Braves have a slight leg up on the Padres, as the Braves have won their last two games while the Padres have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 22-9. The Padres have a 21-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th in runs, Atlanta has earned 250 this season. San Diego ranks fourth with 265 runs.
Ranking 20th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 156 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 15th with 174.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 18-9, well-matched with the Padres who are 20-9 when hitting one or more homers.