A victory for the Braves over the Padres tonight would mark a first for this team - they are 0-for-5 in games after walk-offs this season. Charlie Culberson’s two-run HR in the ninth yesterday sealed the game and the series over Washington, and the Braves will look to roll forward and secure their fourth victory in five games.
Julio Teheran comes into San Diego hoping to build off a strong start against the Mets last week, while Clayton Richard will try to continue a string of successful outings.
The Braves have notoriously struggled on West Coast road trips over the past several years, so this would be a very opportune time to reverse their fortune. While it is nice to see them playing up to their stronger competition, it would also be preferable for them to avoid the trap of playing down to lesser teams. The Padres are last in the NL West, and have the third worst record in the National League.
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