Atlanta Braves (35-25) at San Diego Padres (28-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Sean Newcomb (6-1) (2.73) vs. J Lyles (2-1) (3.65)
The Line: San Diego Padres +115 / Atlanta Braves -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Peto Park.
The Atlanta Braves look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Braves have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 79 hits and 39 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 143 hits and 75 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Newcomb’s second career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 25 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have won 11 straight games when scoring more than two runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 65 hits and 28 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 116 hits and 37 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 9-19 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Newcombs last 7 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-0 in Lyles' last 4 starts. The Braves are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in San Diego, 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and the over is 33-16-3 in the last 52 meetings in San Diego.
We're getting plus money with a team that's red hot in the San Diego Padres, a club that's won 11 straight games when the offense scores at least three runs. And while Newcomb has been really impressive this season, Lyles has more than held his own as well, which includes a 2.01 ERA with an allowed batting average of .195. The value is with the Padres given their current form and the way they're finally learning how to finish games.