San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/2/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (2-1) at San Diego Padres (1-0)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Dan Haren (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: San Diego Padres +101 / Los Angeles Dodgers -111 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, FSN-SD
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a rubber matchup on Wednesday night. The Dodgers beat the Padres 3-2 on Tuesday.
In the victory, the Dodgers received four innings from their bullpen without giving up a run, while superstar outfielder Yasiel Puig hit a homerun. In game 2, Dan Haren will make his Dodger debut after spending last season with the Washington Nationals. Haren has been in the league since 2003 and has racked up 129 wins and 1,736 strikeouts. Last season, Haren was 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA. Haren has played 16 games against the Padres in his career and is 1-3 all time with an ERA of 4.23 in PetCo Park.
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In the first game, San Diego pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed three earned runs and five hits in just five innings. The lineup didn’t give Kennedy much either, striking out nine times and going scoreless in seven innings. The padres hope to have better luck with youngster Tyson Ross, who is just 9-26 in his four-year career. While the record may be ugly, Ross did have an OK 3.17 ERA last season and has 221 strikeouts in 273.2 career innings pitched. Ross has pitched just 15 innings against the Dodgers in his career and is 0-1 with an ERA of 3.00.
The Dodgers are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Padres are 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 in Ross' last 6 home starts.
Ross is simply not a pitcher you want to put money on, as his win-loss ratio isn't that great to say the least. Meanwhile, it's only a matter of time before the Dodgers bats wake up and begin producing runs in truckloads. Puig showed some of that on Tuesday and Juan Uribe even came away with three hits.
Get the Dodgers at the cheap price while you still can.