Julio Teheran (2-6, 2.85 ERA) and Brandon Finnegan (2-4, 3.77 ERA) take the hill in the second of a four-game series between the Atlanta Braves (18-45) and the Cincinnati Reds (25-39) at Turner Field. The Reds won the last game 9-8, and Cincinnati leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and can be seen on FSOH and FSSE.
Teheran pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 4-2 win over the Padres. Freddie Freeman (.250, 29 Rs, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Finnegan went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 3-2 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Jay Bruce (.272, 37 Rs, 14 HRs, 46 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and two RBIs.
The Braves are a -125 favorite with ace Julio Teheran on the mound. The total is 8.
Pick - Atl
The Reds won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Braves are 3-10. The Reds are 12-13 in close games this season.
The Braves are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Reds have a record of 8-7 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 4-31. The Reds have a 7-30 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit 27 this season. Cincinnati ranks 10th with 77 home runs.
Atlanta and Cincinnati both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Atlanta sits at 23rd with 180 this season and Cincinnati ranks 27th with 155.
The Braves are 7-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Reds are 21-22 when they hit at least one homer.