Braves Bounce Jackson After Rough 3rd Inning

Arcia’s 3 RBI Not Enough In Padres Latest Defeat

Edwin Jackson has played for 11 different franchises in Major League Baseball.

Jackson played for Atlanta in 2015, but he has still never beaten the Braves during his 13-year big league career.

Atlanta’s offense locked in against Jackson in the 3rd inning, smacking six hits (five of them singles) and knocking in five runs in a matter of minutes.

Padres manager Andy Green eventually decided to take Jackson out after 2.2 innings and summoned Carlos Villanueva from the bullpen to put out the fire.

But the damage had already been done and the Friars could never fully recover during their 7-3 loss.

Former Padres outfielder Matt Kemp started in left field for Atlanta but went hitless in five at-bats.

In Kemp’s old spot for San Diego was newly acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia.

The former Miami Marlin was picked up off waivers on Saturday and hit his first homer as a Padre when he smashed a Julio Teheran offering over the wall in the top of the 4th. The blast cut the Padres deficit to 5-2 at the time and gave the visitors a bit of life.

But other than that, Teheran was solid over his seven innings of work and struck out eight.

Arcia later picked up a third RBI with a groundout in the top of the 9th to close out the scoring.

Christian Bethancourt left Tuesday’s game with a rib strain after swinging and grounding out.

Manager Andy Green said Bethancourt could be placed on the disabled list and that the team might have to make a move to replace him temporarily since it is tough to play with only one catcher available.

However, rosters expand on September 1, so there’s a good chance we will get a glimpse of more young players over the last month of the season.

San Diego continues its road trip Wednesday in Atlanta at 4:10 p.m.

Paul Clemens takes the mound for the Friars while the Braves will go with Matt Wisler as their starter.

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