Braves at Padres 6/6/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:17 PM ET

Braves at Padres 6/6/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

The Atlanta Braves will look to continue their winning ways when they battle the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon from Petco Park. Last night, Freddie Freeman had four hits and scored three runs during Atlanta’s 14-1 rout of San Diego. SP Sean Newcomb tossed six scoreless innings for the Braves, who lead Washington by a game for the NL East Division lead.

Hard-throwing righty Mike Foltynewicz (5-3 2.22 ERA) is putting together his best season as a member of the Braves. Foltynewicz has won consecutive starts and has allowed just one run while striking out 18 batters over his last 16 innings. The San Diego Padres took the series opener by an 11-4 final score, but had their three-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday. Franmil Reyes hit his 6th home run of the season to help the Padres avoid being shutout. SP Jordan Lyles was tagged for 11 hits and eight runs in just four plus innings for San Diego, who fell to seven games below .500 overall.

San Diego has yet to name a starting pitcher for the series finale. The Padres rank 17th in the majors with a 4.17 earned run average.

Atlanta OF Ronald Acuna (knee) has yet to resume baseball activities. Through 61 games, Atlanta ranks 4th in batting average and 4th in runs scored. For the season, San Diego ranks 24th in batting average and 19th in runs scored. Take Atlanta to win the rubber game of this series. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 4-2.

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