San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (40-61) at San Diego Padres (44-58)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
B Finnegan (5-8) (4.93) vs. E Jackson (1-1) (4.30)
The Line: San Diego Padres / Cincinnati Reds --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Cincinnati Reds travel to Petco Park to kick off a series with the San Diego Padres.
The Cincinnati Reds are playing their best baseball of the season even though it won’t have an impact. The Reds have won seven of ten after squeezing by the Giants 2-1 on Wednesday. This one was all about the pitching with Cinci starter Dan Strailey giving up the lone run on three hits over 7.2 frames to even his record at 6-6. Cincinnati mustered six hits with Jay Bruce going deep while Tucker Barnhart drove in Brandon Phillips. Cincinnati opens the series with the Padres with Brandon Finnegan on the hill. Finnegan comes off of a 9-8 loss versus Arizona with six runs scoring on seven hits including three homers over five innings.
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It’s been quite awhile since the San Diego Padres have made some noise in the National League West and 2016 is lost from a competitive standpoint. The Padres have dropped seven of ten despite winning 8-4 at Toronto Wednesday where the bats saved the day. SD starter Luis Perdomo improved to 5-4 with all four runs allowed on six hits through 5.2 innings. San Diego totaled six hits and seven walks with Alex Dickerson, Brett Wallace and Adam Rosales going deep and combining for five RBI’s and five runs. Edwin Jackson makes just his third start of the season Friday after missing 2015. Jackson did not get a decision in a 3-2 loss at Washington last time out with two runs given up on six hits in six frames.
Cincinnati are 17-40 in their last 57 road games and are 16-35 in their last 51 Friday games while the Reds are 4-13 in Finnegan’s last 17 starts. San Diego are 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games and the over is 10-3 in their last 13 home games while the Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 overall. Cincinnati are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings. I have no idea which Finnegan we’ll see and Jackson has two starts in two years so throw a dart…