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Braves vs. Padres Game Preview: Aaron Blair looks to grab first win in San Diego

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Losers of five straight, the Braves will need Aaron Blair to find his groove on Tuesday night against the Padres.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into Tuesday with a five-game losing streak, the Braves will turn to the struggling Aaron Blair to get into the winning column against the Padres.

After taking an early 1-0 lead on Monday night in the first inning, the Padres' scorching hot bats kept up the fine work by knocking out Williams Perez in the fifth inning with a 6-spot in the San Diego runs column. Despite only being outhit 11-9 in the game, the Padres coasted to a 7-2 victory in game one of the series.

Blair will head to the mound on Tuesday night in search of his first career MLB win. Things have been a real struggle for Blair, especially of late. His ERA in his past three starts is 13.91, and the righty has totaled just 16 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched this season. Blair has gotten in trouble with a lack of fastball command and an out-pitch in his recent starts.

On the hill for the Padres is another struggling young righty in the form of Colin Rea. Rea has a 6.46 ERA in his last three starts. He's 3-2 on the season with a 4.85 ERA. In his only start against Atlanta, Rea two runs in 5.2 innings in his second career start and picked up in the win last August. Only Adonis Garcia, Nick Markakis, and A.J. Pierzynski had plate appearances in that game that are currently on the roster.

Game Info

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:10 p.m. ET

Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Radio: WYAY 106.7 FM, AM 680/93.7 FM, Braves Radio Network