San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/24/13
Arizona Diamondbacks (79-77) at San Diego Padres (73-83)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Wade Miley (L) (10-10) (3.748) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (3-5) (3.150)
The Line: San Diego Padres -106 / Arizona Diamondbacks -104 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Tuesday in San Diego for game two of the series.
The Padres fell behind early on Monday, but they battled back and rallied for the win. Nick Hundley hit a home run and Chris Denorfia, Chase Headley, and Tommy Medica each had two hits as the Padres scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Eric Stults allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 6.1 innings to get the win and Huston Street earned the save. For Tuesday’s game the Padres start Tyson Ross who is 3-8 with a 3.24 ERA for the season and 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have played decently this season, but it won’t be enough to make the playoffs and on Monday they started the last week of their season by losing to the Padres. Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Eaton, and Mathew Davidson each had hits as the Diamondbacks scored one run on seven hits. Brandon McCarthy allowed eight hits and four runs over 6.0 innings to take the loss. For Tuesday’s game the Diamondbacks start Wade Miley who is 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA in his last three starts.
San Diego is -0 in their last five games as a home favorite, 8-3 in their last 11 home games, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five starts. Arizona is 10-23 in their last 33 road games against a right-handed starter, 1-6 in their last seven games as a road underdog, and 1-5 in Miley’s last six starts. Arizona has lost five in a row in San Diego.
With the total set at seven I like the over here and that is my first free pick. I also have a free pick on the winning side and I will give that Free Pick out on Tuesday’s 1stQuarter Podcast.