Mike Foltynewicz (1-2, 3.95 ERA) and Jeff Samardzija (7-2, 2.54 ERA) start in the first of a four-game series between the Atlanta Braves (14-35) and the San Francisco Giants (32-20) at Turner Field. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and can be seen on CSBA and FSSE.
Foltynewicz pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking four in a 3-2 defeat to the Brewers. Samardzija went 6.2 innings, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking three in an 8-2 win over the Padres in his most recent start. Hunter Pence (.304, 26 Rs, 7 HRs, 36 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Giants, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs and three RBIs.
The odds for Atlanta and San Francisco are Giants -190, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
When leading after seven innings, San Francisco is 10-6, while Atlanta is 5-13.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 3-23. The Giants have a 7-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit 21 this season. San Francisco ranks 26th with 43 home runs.
Ranking 25th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.86 per game. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.92.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.621). San Francisco ranks in the top half at 11th with an OPS of .743.
The Giants are 13-16 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 3-26 when they allow at least one homer.