Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (48-63) at Pittsburgh Pirates (55-54)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
E Jackson (2-2) (5.00) vs. R Vogelsong (1-1) (3.25)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -165 / San Diego Padres +155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, RTPT
Headed our way on Wednesday from PNC Park, we’ve got another installment of the MLB series between the San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
This will be game two of the set. In Tuesday’s game one, Pittsburgh bagged a 6-4 win. San Diego had the tying run at the plate in the ninth but couldn’t bridge the gap.
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Climbing the hill for the Padres on Wednesday will be right-hander Edwin Jackson. Over 12 games (four starts) and a 2-2 record this year, Jackson owns a 5.00 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP in 36 innings. Grabbing a win against the Brewers his last time out, Jackson allowed eight hits and three earned in eight innings.
The Padres have a few notable swingers to talk about. Will Myers leads the pack on 118 hits with 75 runs, 22 homers and 69 RBI. Myers had a solo homer on Tuesday. Alexei Ramirez has put up 89 hits with 32 runs and 36 RBI. Jon Jay sits on 80 hits with 35 runs and 23 RBI.
The Pirates will be countering with right-hander Ryan Vogelsong on Wednesday. In 13 games (three starts) and a 1-1 record this season, Vogelsong owns a 3.25 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP in 27.2 innings. Vogelsong took a no-decision in his last start against the Braves, going six innings with one earned on three hits.
Pittsburgh has a few interesting hitters of their own out there. Starling Marte has hit 122 times with 59 runs and 39 RBI. Jordy Mercer has 100 hits with 44 runs and 40 RBI. Gregory Polanco has hit 99 times with 59 runs, 15 homers and 59 RBI. Polanco slapped a homer on Tuesday.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last five games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, and 5-11 in their last 16 game twos of a series. San Diego is also 3-11 in their last 14 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 against the National League Central.
As for the Pirates, they’re 4-10 in Vogelsong’s last 14 home starts, and 2-6 in Vogelsong’s last eight starts in game two of a series. Pittsburgh is also 1-4 in Vogelsong’s last five starts, and 1-4 in Vogelsong’s last five starts on grass.
Vogelsong is pitching really well right now and has allowed just one earned in his last two starts. I’ll stick with the Pirates here.