Colin Rea (3-2, 4.85 ERA) and Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.55 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (24-35) and the Atlanta Braves (16-41) at Petco Park. The Braves lost the last game 7-2, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on FSSD and FSSE.
Rea pitched 5.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking one in a 16-13 defeat to the Mariners. Wil Myers (.286, 35 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs, 6 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. Blair went 4.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking four in a 6-0 defeat to the Giants in his most recent start.
The odds for San Diego and Atlanta are Padres -150, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Padres have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD
Atlanta has won 25% (5-15) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Diego has won 42% (11-15) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Braves are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have a 6-17 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 10-8. The Padres have an 18-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Atlanta has earned 176 this season. San Diego ranks 19th with 239 runs.
Ranking 26th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 144 this season. Atlanta ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 165.
The Padres are 20-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Braves are 6-12 when they hit at least one homer.