The last season at Turner Field has been one of futility, as the Atlanta Braves are 1-12 on their home field while carrying a six-game losing streak into their contest against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday. The Braves, who are last in the MLB in runs, have scored two or fewer runs in nine of their 13 home games this season.
To make matters worse for the Braves, they will be facing David Price Tuesday. Price, who has a career 1.89 ERA in three starts against the Braves, is coming off the worst start of his short Red Sox career when he gave up eight hits and eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings.
Atlanta will start Matt Wisler, who has been their best pitcher so far this season. The youngster has posted a 3.10 ERA so far this season and has notched more strikeouts (16) than he has allowed hits (15). Wisler threw a career-high 115 pitches in his past outing, but lasted 6.2 innings while surrendering no runs.