Pirates at Padres - 5/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (24-22) at San Diego Padres (22-25)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
A Burnett (4-1) (1.37) vs. I Kennedy (2-4) (6.11)
The Line: San Diego Padres +104 / Pittsburgh Pirates -114 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-SD
The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Pirates have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 47 hits and 31 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez have combined for 50 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost four of their last five road games. A.J. Burnett gets the nod, and he’s 4-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 3-7 with a 4.23 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Padres have lot 13 straight games when scoring three or less runs. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six home games. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 51 hits and 36 RBI while Derek Norris and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 51 RBI. Ian Kennedy takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 6.11 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-0 in Burnetts last 4 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Kennedys last 7 starts. The Pirates are 16-40 in the last 56 meetings.
Burnett has been pretty damn good this season and the Pirates are on a roll. I like the road team in this matchup.