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Newcomb, Culberson power Braves past Padres, 1-0


Newcomb, Culberson power Braves past Padres, 1-0

News 17 Jun 2018, 06:49 IST


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ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb is maturing temporarily in his 2nd complete season within the majors.

“I think I’m doing a better job of just managing everything in general,” Newcomb mentioned. “Looking back at old starts and taking all the positives from it rather than beating myself up about it or trying to overdo something the next start.”

The 25-year-old Newcomb pitched six scoreless innings, Charlie Culberson homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Saturday.

The NL East-leading Braves progressed to 25-7 when their starter pitches no less than six innings, and Newcomb has been a large reason why for the good fortune.

A winner in 8 of his remaining 9 selections, Newcomb (Eight-2) allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven. He retired the remaining 13 batters he confronted and is 6-Zero with a 1.35 ERA when beginning after the Braves misplaced their earlier sport.

Dan Winkler confronted 4 batters within the 7th, A.J. Minter confronted the minimal within the 8th and nearer Arodys Vizcaino earned his 14th save in 16 possibilities through running thru a shaky 9th.

Hunter Renfroe doubled with one out, and pinch-hitter Cory Spangenburg were given plunked in the best facet ahead of Vizcaino struck out Franmil Reyes and retired Freddy Galvis on a grounder.

Jordan Lyles (2-Four) allowed two base runners — a unmarried through Dansby Swanson within the first and every other through Culberson in the second one — ahead of Culberson’s 3rd homer made it 1-0 within the 5th.

Lyles grew to become in a cast efficiency after getting into the sport Zero-1 with a 6.35 ERA in 3 occupation begins and one reduction look in opposition to Atlanta. He gave up 5 hits and struck out six in his highest day trip since pitching 7 0.33 scoreless innings in opposition to Colorado on May 15.

“We got ahead of guys (in the count) unlike we did back home against these guys, but overall not too many hard-hit balls,” Lyles mentioned. “Just the one mistake to Charlie.”

Braves starters started the day ranked fourth within the majors with a three.35 ERA they usually progressed to Five-1 with a 1.09 ERA of their remaining 10 house video games. Newcomb has been specifically difficult on San Diego, pitching six scoreless innings in each and every of his 3 occupation begins.

“He went out in the sixth and had a 3-0 count on that first hitter and just kind of locked in,” Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “It was really good. How he doesn’t panic, how he’s always staying pitch to pitch and just going to work. You expect that out of him now.”

Jose Pirela doubled to start the sport and complicated to 3rd ahead of Newcomb struck out Christian Villaneuva and Franmil Reyes. That used to be the one hassle he confronted.

“There were some power guys that I was trying to attack,” Newcomb mentioned. “I didn’t want them to hit something soft and do something with it. I knew I’d get some in the top of the zone. I was doing that. It was good.”

The Padres had received 3 of 4 and 12 of 17, however dropped to 34-39, remaining within the NL West.

They did not fit up neatly once more with Newcomb, who has six begins when no longer permitting a run, maximum within the majors this 12 months.

“There’s a profile of a guy that’s tough for our group collectively — a guy that’s throwing fastballs by us in the top of the zone,” San Diego supervisor Andy Green mentioned. “I feel folks can see that. We must shorten up and attach and were not in a position to try this these days.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 1 for three and has hit safely in 26 of 27 for a .377 moderate since May 19. He leads the NL in batting moderate, hits, on-base share, slugging share and overall bases.


The sport used to be behind schedule 25 mins through rain in the course of the 6th.


The Braves introduced their 5th sellout this 12 months and 41,916 tickets offered, the most important crowd in SunTrust Park’s two-year historical past.


Padres: RF Wil Myers, sidelined 44 video games with a strained left indirect, has long past 2 for Eight with one RBI in two rehab video games with Triple-A El Paso. Myers, who hit a blended 58 homers the remaining two years, would possibly go back subsequent week.

Braves: LF Ronald Acuna Jr. ran the bases vigorously ahead of the sport and informed supervisor Brian Snitker right away in a while that he used to be “able to head.” Acuna has been sidelined since May 28 with a sprained left knee sprain and bruises to his knee and decrease again. Snitker mentioned he’s going to report back to prolonged spring coaching in Orlando through Monday ahead of starting a rehab task. … RHP Mike Foltynewicz used to be positioned at the 10-day disabled checklist with triceps tightness. After Foltynewicz threw a bullpen consultation Saturday, the group determined to present him additional relaxation in hopes of bringing him again subsequent weekend. The group hopes he returns subsequent weekend.


Padres: Green has but to announce a starter for Sunday’s sequence finale, however will use reduction pitchers during.

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran has been reinstated from the disabled checklist and can make his 14th get started this season and 10th of his occupation in opposition to San Diego. Teheran ignored over per week with a sore thumb. He is Zero-Three with a 6.14 ERA in his remaining 4 begins.

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