Series preview: Braves at Padres

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton



Time: 10:10 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Williams Perez (4-3, 4.21 ERA) vs. RH Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40)

Comment: Perez is coming off a complete game in Tampa, where he allowed just two runs in a 2-0 loss. He needed only 92 pitches to throw the first complete game by a Braves rookie since Jorge Campillo pitched one against the Angels on June 15, 2008. Rea is making his second major league start since his call-up from Triple-A. He won his debut against the Reds, allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings of an 11-6 win.


Time: 10:10 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.74) vs. RH James Shields (8-5, 3.89 ERA)

Comment: Wisler gets to a chance to face the team that drafted him and then traded him in a package of prospects to the Braves for Craig Kimbrel. He can also add Shields to the list of dominant pitchers he’s faced his rookie season, along with Jacob deGrom and Michael Wacha. He wouldn’t mind repeating the success he had when he beat both of those pitchers. Wisler hasn’t lasted beyond 5 1/3 innings in his past three starts and it cost him in a 9-6 loss in his last start in Tampa. The Padres have lost Shields’ past five starts, while he’s gone 0-2 with a 3.77 ERA.


Time: 3:40 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.44) vs. RH Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.40 ERA)

Comment: Teheran is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts in August and a move to the first base side of the rubber has helped him regain some consistency. Teheran took a no-decision against the Padres on June 11, giving up four runs (three earned) in seven innings of a 6-4 loss. The Braves have won his past three starts. Ross has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 11 straight starts, while going 5-3 with a 2.77 ERA. He is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts against the Braves.

— Carroll Rogers Walton


Thursday: at Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Friday: at Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Saturday: at Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Monday: vs. Rockies, 7:10 p.m.