Braves Fall To Padres 2-1 On Sunday Night Baseball – April 17, 2022

The Atlanta Braves Fall To The San Diego Padres By A Score Of 2-1! With This Win The Padres Tied The Series At 2-2! Matt Olson Continued His Hot Streak With 2 Hits!

This game was played in San Diego, California at Petco Park. The game was televised nationally on ESPN!

Starting Pitchers:

Bryce Elder made his 2nd career start for The Atlanta Braves!  Elder ran into early trouble in the first two innings due to walks!  He pitched 4 1/3 innings while giving up 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 5 and striking out 5 batters while throwing 89 pitches!  Elder was the losing pitcher.  His record goes to 1-1 on the season!

Yu Darvish was the starting pitcher for The San Diego Padres!  Darvish pitched an excellent ballgame to claim his first win of the season!  His only blemish was a solo homerun by Marcell Ozuna in the seventh inning.  Darvish pitched 6 2/3 innings while giving up 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 8 batters while throwing 96 pitches!  His record goes to 1-1 on the season!

Elder left after Hosmer’s 1-out single in 5th, and fellow 2020 draftee Spencer Strider replaced immediately induced 3-6-1 GIDP from Profar.

Elder settled down after first 2 innings, went 4 1/3 innings, charged with 3 hits, 2 R, 5 BB w/ 3 K, 89/51. (After he walked none in debut) — David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) April 18, 2022

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Braves Offense:

Matt Olson continued his hot streak at the plate!  Olson went 2 for 4 with a double!  He has a .421 batting average, an on base percentage of .551 and an OPS of 1.235!  What a great start for the 1st baseman for The Atlanta Braves!

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Marcell Ozuna scored the only run for The Atlanta Braves when he hit a solo homerun in the top of the 7th inning!

Marcell Ozuna has four homers through 11 games. When he led the NL with 18 homers in the shortened 60-game season in 2020, he had three homers through 18 games.— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) April 18, 2022

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