San Diego Padres (21-13) vs. Atlanta Braves (16-18)
May 15, 2022 11:35 am EDT
The Line: Atlanta Braves -120 / San Diego Padres -111; Over/Under: -8.5
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The San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves meet Sunday in MLB action from SunTrust Park. This will be the finale in a three-game series. San Diego took a five-run win in the Friday opener. On Saturday, Atlanta eked out a one-run victory to even it up. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Diego managed four runs in the ninth inning on the way to a big victory 11-6 in the Friday opener of this series. On Saturday, the Padres scored four runs in a wild eighth inning but ultimately came up short in a 6-5 loss. Sean Manaea lasted 7.0 innings with three earned on six hits and two walks.
Starter for the Padres on Sunday will be Joe Musgrove. In his six starts this year so far Musgrove is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA. In 39.0 innings he’s put up 32 hits, nine earned, three walks and 41 strikeouts.
Over on the Braves’ side, they were able to notch 12 team hits in the Friday game but couldn’t keep up on the scoreboard. In game two, Atlanta responded to the Padres with four runs in the bottom of the eighth on the way to the win. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton put up 6.0 innings with one earned on two hits and a walk.
For the starting pitcher gig in the Sunday game the Braves will go with Kyle Wright. In his six starts this season Wright is 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA. Over 35.2 innings Wright has 30 hits, 12 earned, 11 walks and 41 strikeouts.
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The Padres are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 16-7 in their last 23 overall. San Diego is 9-21 in the last 30 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 13-5 in their last 18 in game three of a series and 1-5 in their last six Sunday games. The over is 5-1-1 in Atlanta’s last seven Sunday games.
PICK: I’m going to try the Padres here. Musgrove has looked pretty solid this season so far with his 4-0 record and 2.08 ERA. He’s given up five earned in 19.0 innings over his last three starts. As for Wright, he’s coming off a rough loss with six earned in 4.2 innings versus Boston. Wright has done well otherwise this season though and should be fine here. I like this one to be a solid pitcher battle with a Padres win in the end.