Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/27/14
San Diego Padres (23-28) at Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Eric Stults (L) (2-5) (4.972) vs. Wade Miley (L) (3-5) (4.849)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -134 / San Diego Padres +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, FSN-AZ
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will meet Tuesday night at Chase Field for game two of three.
The Padres have now lost seven of their last 10 games and are six games below a .500 record. As has been the case all season, the Padres can’t put runs on the board, as they’ve scored three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Padres are 6-26 this season when being held to three or less runs. Yonder Alonso, however, does have two homeruns in his last four games, including one in Monday’s loss. Eric Stults gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.97 ERA and has 25 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. Stults is 5-4 with a 4.07 ERA in 11 career games against the Diamondbacks.
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The Diamondbacks are trying to make up for such a poor start to the season, winning five of their last nine games. However, it’s tough to make up ground when the Diamondbacks pitching has allowed at least four runs in their last 11 games. Arizona has the 28th worst ERA in baseball at 4.56. The Diamondbacks are 8-28 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Gerardo Parra has gotten on base at least once in six straight games. Getting the nod is Wade Miley, who is 3-5 with a 4.85 ERA and has 52 strikeouts in 68.2 innings. Miley is 1-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 10 career starts against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in Stults' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-4 in Stults' last 5 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in Miley's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-4 in Miley's last 5 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in Miley's last 6 starts vs. Padres.
After seeing Miley's career numbers against the Padres, San Diego appears to be worth a look with the plus money. I'll take my chances.