San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/3/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (9-22) at San Diego Padres (13-16)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Brandon McCarthy (R) (0-5) (5.544) vs. Ian Kennedy (R) (2-3) (3.162)
The Line: San Diego Padres -142 / Arizona Diamondbacks +132 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-Arizona
The San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Saturday at Petco Park for game two of their NL West series.
The San Diego Pades have had their big moments this season but on Friday they simply had no answers on offense as they fell to the Diamondbacks. Jed Gyoka, Yonder Alonso, and Nick Hundley all had hits as the Padres had three hits in all while not scoring a run. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner allowed four hits and two runs while striking out one while lasting 6.0 innings. For Saturday’s game the Padres start Ian Kennedy who spent several seasons with the Diamondbacks. For the season Kennedy has allowed 27 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 37 over 37 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.16 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondback have been struggling this season but they got the win over the Padres on Friday. Aaron Hill had two hits and Paul Goldschmidt, Martin Prado, and Gerardo Parra each had hits as the Diamondbacks scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo allowed three hits and struck out six over 7.0 scoreless innings. For Saturday’s game the Diamondbacks start Brandon McCarthy who is looking for his first win of the year. This year McCarthy has allowed 44 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 34 over 37.1 innings with an 0-5 record and a 5.54 ERA.
San Diego is 2-6 in their last eight games, 2-7 in game two of a series, and 1-4 in Kennedy’s last five starts. Arizona is 12 -26 in their last 38 games, Arizona is 4-9 against a team with a losing record, 0-6 in game two of a series, and 1-4 in McCarthy’s last five road starts.
While these two pitchers have had their struggles I expect them to pitch well here and my free pick in on the under.
My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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