Julio Teheran (1-4, 2.57 ERA) gets the start for the Atlanta Braves (14-34) as they meet Tom Koehler (2-5, 4.79 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (25-24) in the last of a three-game series at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 7-2, and Atlanta leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 5:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and will air on FSFL and FSSO.
In his last start, Teheran pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out 12 in a 2-1 loss to the Brewers. Freddie Freeman (.260, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Marlins were unsuccessful against the Rays 4-3 the last time Koehler pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking five. Marcell Ozuna (.341, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Braves -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5.
In their previous five games this season, the Braves have a 5-0 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Braves and Marlins both hold losing records against teams in the NL East. The Braves sit at 9-14 in these matchups and the Marlins have a 10-17 record.
When leading after seven innings, Miami is 8-12, while Atlanta is 5-12.
The Marlins managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Braves who are heading in with a 7-9 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 3-22. The Marlins have a 4-16 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 21 this season. Miami ranks near the bottom at 25th with 44.
Ranking 24th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.96 per game. Miami ranks in the top five with 9.45.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.625). Miami ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .752.
When the Marlins allow at least one home run, they are 12-11. When the Braves allow one or more homers, they have a 3-25 record.