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Braves 4, Padres 2: Sweepless in San Diego

Wil Myers can only do so much on his own.

Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Getaway days and sweep opportunities continue to stymie the Padres, who lost 4-2 to the Braves this afternoon. Atlanta's Julio Teheran dominated the Friar offense for eight innings while helping his own cause with a pair of singles and an RBI. His counterpart, southpaw Drew Pomeranz, fared less well, leaving the game after allowing three runs in five innings of work.

The Braves got on the board in short order today. Ender Inciarte and Chase d'Arnaud led off with back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners, and a sacrifice fly from Freddie Freeman scored Inciarte. Another single from noted idiot Jeff Francouer put d'Arnaud on third, and the fourth and final single of the inning by Nick Markakis put Atlanta up 2-0.

In the fourth inning, Daniel Castro hit a one-out single and then took second on a wild pitch. That set up Teheran for his RBI, which would prove to be the deciding run of the ballgame. Wil Myers answered back in the bottom half of the inning with his eleventh homer of the year.

Inciarte proved dangerous again in the sixth inning with a two-out triple. Brandon Maurer got ahead of d'Arnaud with an 0-2 count, but the second baseman worked back to a 2-2 count before hitting an RBI double. Wil Myers answered again in the bottom of the sixth with his twelfth bomb, but with nobody on base, it was an ultimately futile gesture.

The Friars have tomorrow off, and will return to play Friday as they take on the Rockies in Denver. First pitch is at 5:40 PM.