Christian Friedrich (2-1, 2.53 ERA) and Williams Perez (2-1, 3.86 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (23-35) and the Atlanta Braves (16-40) at Petco Park. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 6 and can be seen on FSSD and FSSE.
Friedrich pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking four in a 14-6 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers (.283, 33 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs, 6 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Perez went 5.2 innings, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking two in a 5-4 win over the Giants in his most recent start.
The odds for San Diego and Atlanta are Padres -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD
For the ninth time this season, the Padres registered at least two errors in a game.
The Padres are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Braves have a record of 4-17 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 4-27. The Padres have a 6-25 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 23 this season. San Diego ranks in the bottom half with 59.
San Diego and Atlanta both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. San Diego sits at 22nd with 8.11 hits per game and Atlanta ranks 29th with 7.62.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.609). San Diego ranks near the bottom at 28th with an OPS of .672.
When the Braves allow at least one home run, they are 5-29. When the Padres allow one or more homers, they have a 12-23 record.