Sean Newcomb didn’t have his best stuff but was able to toss six scoreless innings. He surrendered three hits and three walks while striking out four. He was greatly aided by three double plays that allowed him to get out of some early trouble. His ERA now sits at 2.49 on the year.
Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman doubled in the first inning to give Atlanta an early 1-0 lead. Freeman would then hit a moonshot homer in the third to make it 2-0. Dansby put together a terrific 11-pitch at-bat in the fourth to drive in Charlie Culberson to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Braves blew the game open in the fifth. Kurt Suzuki smashed a 3-0 fastball into the gap for an RBI-double, which was followed by an RBI-double from Culberson. Dansby stepped to the plate next and smashed a two-run homer to left to make it 8-0.
Atlanta dropped its second five-run inning of the night in the seventh as Ryan Flaherty and Johan Camargo drove in runs before Nick Markakis cracked a no-doubt, three-run homer over the center field wall.
Luke Jackson, who was recalled after Julio Teheran hit the DL on Tuesday, tossed three innings in relief and picked up a save. He was an out away from completing the shutout when Franmil Reyes hit one 455 feet to make it 14-1.
The Braves and Padres will conclude their series on Wednesday afternoon with Mike Foltynewicz on the mound. San Diego has not announced a starter as now but there is speculation it will be a bullpen game. First pitch is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET.