Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Diego Padres - 8/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (50-67) at Tampa Bay Rays (46-69)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Luis Perdomo (5-6) (6.80) vs. D Smyly (4-11) (5.04)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -165 / San Diego Padres +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, SunSports
Tropicana Field and the Tampa Bay Rays host the San Diego Padres in interleague action Monday.
The San Diego Padres fate has been sealed this season and can only hope for better things in 2017. The Padres gave the Mets all they could handle this weekend but not in Sunday’s 5-2 defeat. SD starter Clayton Richard fell to 0-2 with a pair of solo jacks served up over five frames before Jose Dominguez was charged with three runs in the 8th. San Diego was held to four hits and a pair of free passes with Yangervis Solarte driving in Wil Myers. Luis Perdomo gets the ball Monday for his first career start versus Tampa Bay. Perdomo comes off a 6-4 loss at Pittsburgh with all six runs on nine hits and three BB over five innings.
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The Tampa Bay Rays are in the role of spoiler but haven’t been very successful at it with defeats in five of six before pounding the Yankees 12-3 in the final game of their series on Sunday. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi improved to 7-5 with all three runs plated on five hits including two homers through six innings. TB amassed 15 hits and two BB with Nick Franklin, Logan Forsythe and Corey Dickerson going deep and driving in seven while Evan Longoria went 3-4 with four RBI’s. Drew Smyly toes the rubber against San Diego for the first time in his career. Smyly has suddenly caught fire with seven runs allowed over his past four starts covering 25 frames.
The over is 6-2 in San Diego’s last 8 vs. American League East and the Padresare 5-13 in their last 18 road games while the over is 18-7-2 in their last 27 interleague games. The over is 7-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 8 overall ands 15-5-7 in Tampa Bay’s last 27 Monday games while the Rays are 15-37 in their last 52 overall. No clear cut favorite but Smyly has been red hot…