It?s the start of a series between teams from opposite coasts down in the Peach State. The San Diego Padres open up a four game series on the road with the Atlanta Braves Thursday night. San Diego closed out a three game set in St. Louis Wednesday night with the rubber game of the set: they dropped the opener 5-2 Monday night before earning a 4-2 triumph Tuesday. Atlanta finished up a short two game set at home against the Mets, sweeping the set with a 2-0 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Padres took two of three in the first series between the teams this season, which came at home June 4-6.