Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 5/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (14-14) at Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
O Despaigne (2-0) (2.95) vs. R De La Rosa (2-2) (5.40)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -103 / San Diego Padres -107 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, FSN-AZ
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Thursday night.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Padres have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 34 hits and 18 RBI while Justin Upton and Wil Myers have combined for 39 RBI. The San Diego Padres lost four of their last five road games. Odrisamer Despaigne gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Despaigne is 2-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 34 hits and 24 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Ender Inciarte have combined for 25 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last four games on their home field. Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Despaignes last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 21-43 in their last 64 overall. The Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
The Diamondbacks are coming off a doubleheader and Despaigne has been pretty solid in his outing this season. I like the Padres and the cheap chalk.