Julio Teheran (0-3, 3.72 ERA) and Shelby Miller (0-3, 8.49 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (7-21) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-18) at Turner Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 7-2, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and can be seen on FSAZ and FSSO.
Teheran pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 4-3 win over the Cubs. Freddie Freeman (.273, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one stolen base. Miller went 3.2 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking four in a 6-3 defeat to the Rockies in his last outing. Brandon Drury (.300, 12 Rs, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Atlanta and Arizona are Braves -125, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Diamondbacks have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
Atlanta recorded at least two errors for the eighth time this season.
The Braves managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are coming in with a 4-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 0-13. The Braves have a 2-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting six this season. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 41.
Ranking 26th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.61 per game. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 9.16.
Atlanta ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000. Arizona ranks in the top half at 11th with an OPS of .766.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 4-14, well-matched with the Braves who are 1-16 when allowing at least one homer.