Charlie Morton was tagged for five runs early and things only got worse from there for the Atlanta Braves in a 12-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Braves have now lost the opener to three straight series and two straight games overall.
Atlanta managed just six hits on the evening with their lone run coming on a solo home run by Ozzie Albies. Eddie Rosario went 0-for-3 at the plate and made two more errors in right field. He is now 1-for-23 for the season minus-3 Outs Above Average per Baseball Savant.
The Braves will try to pick up the pieces when the series continues Friday. Kyle Wright is scheduled to make his first start for Atlanta while MacKenzie Gore will make his major league debut for San Diego.