Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 4.29 ERA) and James Shields (7-0, 3.58 ERA) take the hill in the second of a four-game series between the Atlanta Braves (27-30) and the San Diego Padres (30-29) at Turner Field. The Padres won the last game 5-3 and San Diego leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 9 and can be seen on FSN-SD and SPSO.
Foltynewicz pitched 0.0 inning in his last outing, surrendering zero runs in a 10-8 defeat to the Pirates. Freddie Freeman (.304, 37 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Against the Braves, Shields is 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts.
San Diego takes on Atlanta as a -126 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at seven runs. The Braves have an overall money line of +243 and a record as the underdog of 18-24.
Over in the other dugout, in contrast to a worrisome overall money line (-30), San Diego has an impressive 18-9 record when playing as the favorite. They played solid baseball as the favorite over their last 10 games with a 6-2 record, and a 6-4 record SU. Offensively, they average four runs per game on the road, which is fifth in the NL. San Diego is excellent at drawing walks with 3.0 per road game, ranking fifth in the NL.
The Padres have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Braves have a 23-25 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Shields takes the mound. Foltynewicz (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 21-24 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
For the fifth time this season, the Braves registered at least two errors in a game.
When the Padres play into extra innings, they have a 3-2 record. The Braves are 1-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have an 11-16 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 21-9. The Padres have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 14th, Atlanta is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 240 this season. San Diego ranks in the top five at fifth with 259.
Ranking 21st, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 151 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 15th with 169.
The Braves are 17-9 when they hit at least one home run. The Padres perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 20-8 record.