On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continue their series on the road against the San Diego Padres.
The Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Sunday winning three of four against their National League East rivals. Braves pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson was the hero again Sunday with a walk-off two-run home run. He became the first member of the Atlanta Braves to have two walk-off home runs during the same season. He hit his first this season last Monday on Memorial Day.
San Diego won on Sunday 6-3 over the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres have won two straight and three of five of their last six entering Monday’s opener to this series. Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead pinch-hit grand slam during the fifth inning to help leads the Padres to victory.
Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with a .335 batting average and team high 40 RBIs. Ozzie Albies has the team lead in home runs with 14 and Nick Markakis has 77 hits to lead the team. Atlanta has a team batting average of .260, while opposing hitters are averaging .231 at the plate against Braves pitching. On Tuesday, the Braves will send Sean Newcomb to the mound. The southpaw this season is 6-1 with an ERA of 2.73, 64 Ks and 30 BBs.
Eric Hosmer leads San Diego with a .289 batting average and a team high 63 hits. Christian Villanueva has the team lead in home runs with 15 and RBIs with 35. San Diego has a team batting average of .231 while opposing hitters are averaging .257 at the plate against Padres pitching. On Tuesday, the Padres will send Jordan Lyles to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.65, 47 Ks and 16 BBs.