San Diego Padres (33-38) at Atlanta Braves (40-28)
|Date & Time||Friday June 15, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: Atlanta Braves -148 / San Diego Padres +138 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have won 16 straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 74 hits and 19 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 131 hits and 57 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.40 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Richard is 1-6 with a 6.25 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Braves have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 89 hits and 48 RBI while Nick Markakis and Ozzie Albies have combined for 163 hits and 85 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.31 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 4-3 with a 4.13 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 Friday games and 5-1 in Richards last 6 starts. The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League West and 1-7 in their last 8 Friday games. The Padres are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Atlanta, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and 1-6 in Richards last 7 starts vs. Braves.
Richard has been decent as of late, but he still walks a ton of guys and isn't the hardest guy in the world to hit. Teheran hasn't been himself this season, but he still has good stuff and is allowing just a .220 batting average. The Braves also have the offensive firepower to pickup their pitchers when they may not have it. We can't say the same for the Padres, who are often hit or miss with the bats. I'll take the Braves and the reasonable price at home.