Drew Pomeranz (5-5, 2.22 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (25-35) square off against Julio Teheran (1-6, 2.92 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (16-42) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Braves lost the last game 4-3, continuing a six-game losing streak. Action begins at 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and can be seen on FSSD and FSSE.
Pomeranz pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 4-0 win over the Rockies. Wil Myers (.290, 36 Rs, 10 HRs, 31 RBIs, 7 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one RBI, and one stolen base. Teheran went 5.2 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 4-2 defeat to the Dodgers in his most recent start. Freddie Freeman (.248, 27 Rs, 9 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Braves, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The Padres are a -150 favorite in this getaway day matchup of staff aces. The total is 6.5.
Pick - SD
The Braves lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Padres are 9-13. The Braves are 3-9 in close games this season.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 4-21 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
The Padres are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Braves currently have a losing streak of six.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 10-8. The Padres have a 19-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta sits at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 179 this season. San Diego ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 243.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.608). San Diego ranks near the bottom at 28th with an OPS of .676.
When the Braves allow at least one home run, they are 5-31. When the Padres allow one or more homers, they have a 12-23 record.