Preview: Padres Offense Looks To Continue Its Surge Saturday

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Aug 1, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman

Tommy Medica

(center) is congratulated by catcher

Rene Rivera

(left) after hitting a two run home run that drove in shortstop

Everth Cabrera

(right) during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 season has been a roller coaster one for the San Diego Padres’ offense. In the first half, the team set a live ball record for worst team batting average and nearly matching Major League Baseball’s all-time one established by the 1914 Chicago White Sox.

However, following the 10-1 thrashing of the Atlanta Braves last night in Petco Park, the Padres’ are the highest scoring team in the Major Leagues since the All-Star.

Tonight, the Padres look to continue an impressive home stand when they take on the Atlanta Braves in the second game of the three game series.

Led by Tommy Medica‘s five hit and four RBI night that included two homers and four runs scored, the offense pounded Braves’ lefty Mike Minor (4.7, 5.42 ERA).

Padres’  Eric Stults (4-13, 4.96 ERA), whose been a victim of both poor runs support and pitching, got his first win since July 4th. Stults was solid allowing one unearned run in 6.1 innings striking three and walking one.

Padres look to continue to build off this momentum tonight at 5:40 pm PDT.