Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Braves host Padres to start 3-game series

Pitching Prospects: Padres: Yu Darvish (3-1, 4.05 ERA, 1.08 whips, 28 strikeouts); Brave: Max Fried (4-2, 2.68 ERA, .84 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Brave-154, Padres +133; over/under 7 runs

Bottom line: The Atlanta Braves host the San Diego Padres on Friday to begin a three-game series.

Atlanta has a 9–9 record at home and a 15–17 record overall. The Braves have a 10th ranked team ERA in the NL at 4.10.

San Diego has a 20–12 record overall and a 10–7 record at home. The Padres have the seventh-best team on-base percentage in the Majors at .320.

Matchup Friday is the fifth time these teams are square off this season. The season series is tied at 2-2.

Top Performers: OG Albiz has four doubles, six home runs and 13 RBIs, while .224 hits for the Braves. Ronald Acuna Jr. is 9-for-30 with two doubles and two home runs in the last 10 matches.

Manny Machado leads San Diego with seven home runs, slugging .625. Luke Voight is 3-for-7 in the last 10 games with two home runs and two RBIs.

Last 10 games: Brave: 5-5, .214 batting average, 4.03 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

Padres: 6-4, .218 batting average, 3.90 ERA, nine-run outscore

Injuries: Brave: Ronald Acuna Jr.: Day-Day (Waist), Manny Pina: 10-Day IL (Wrist), Eddie Rosario: 10-Day IL (Eye), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (Latitude), Luke Jackson : 60-day IL (unknown), Mike Soroka: 60-day IL (Achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-day IL (elbow)

Padres: Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Matt Beatty: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Tim Hill: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Blake Snell : 10-day IL (adductor), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-day IL (wrist), Michelle Baez: 60-day IL (elbow), Adrian Morjan: 60-day IL (elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60-day IL ( unknown)

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