Atlanta Braves look for series sweep in Wednesday finale against Padres

Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres / Denis Poroy/GettyImages

The Atlanta Braves officially conclude their west coast trip to San Diego on Wednesday afternoon, as the two teams are set to meet for the seventh time already this season. With Atlanta holding a 2-0 series advantage, will the Braves claim the series sweep over the Padres?

Here is everything that you need to know going into Wednesday's series finale between the Braves and Padres.

Atlanta Braves look for series sweep in Wednesday finale against Padres

Game Information

  • Who: Atlanta Braves (14-4 overall, first in NL East) vs San Diego Padres (8-11 overall, third in NL West)
  • When: Wednesday, April 19 at 4:10 PM ET on Bally Sports South
  • Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA

Probable Starters

  • ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (2-1, 3.86 ERA, 12:7 K:BB across 16.1 IP)
  • SD: RHP Nick Martinez (0-1, 5.60 ERA, 11:10 K:BB across 17.2 IP)

Names to Know

  • ATL: OF Ronald Acuña Jr. (.389 AVG, 1.047 OPS, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 SB), 3B Austin Riley (.317 AVG, .948 OPS, 4 HR, 11 RBI), C Sean Murphy (.255 AVG, 1.012 OPS, 3 HR, 13 RBI), 1B Matt Olson (.299 AVG, 1.032 OPS, 5 HR, 17 RBI), LHP Dylan Lee (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10:2 K:BB)
  • SD: SS Xander Bogaerts (.362 AVG, 1.010 OPS, 4 HR, 10 RBI), RHP Steven Wilson (1-0, 0.84 ERA, 13:5 K:BB), RHP Brent Honeywell (1-0, 1.74 ERA, 12:5 K:BB), 2B Ha-Seong Kim (.236 AVG, .706 OPS, 2 HR, 4 RBI), OF Juan Soto (.164 AVG, .707 OPS, 3 HR, 7 RBI)

Game Notes

  • Nick Martinez (SD) struggled in his prior outing against the Braves in a 5-4 Padres win back on April 7, allowing four earned runs across 4.2 IP on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts. Martinez also allowed one home run in the contest, which came to Marcell Ozuna.
  • Across 12 career starts against San Diego, Charlie Morton (ATL) owns a combined 6-3 record with a 2.63 ERA and 72:30 K:BB ratio across 72 IP.
  • The head-to-head series between Atlanta and the Padres is tied 3-3 so far this season, with this matchup also being the final time the Braves will see San Diego this year aside from a potential playoff matchup in October.

Game Prediction: Atlanta Braves 5, San Diego Padres 3