San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/27/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (33-48) at San Diego Padres (34-45)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Josh Collmenter (R) (5-4) (4.091) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (6-7) (3.219)
The Line: San Diego Padres -127 / Arizona Diamondbacks +117 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, FSN-SD
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres begin a three-game series Friday night at Petco Park.
The Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their last 14 games, but are a decent 18-18 on the road. It’s no secret the Diamondbacks main struggles start with a pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in 12 of their last 16 games. The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Miguel Montero has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Gerardo Parra has seven hits in his last three games. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, and he’s 1-10 with a 5.38 ERA and has 80 strikeouts in 97 innings. McCarthy is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in five career starts against the Padres.
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The Padres have won five of their last eight games, but are still 11 games back from a .500 record. The Padres are dead last in every major offensive category and have produced three or fewer runs in seven of their last 11 games. In fact, the Padres have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Not one batter has 25 RBI yet this season. Pitching wise, the Padres have the eighth best ERA at 3.40. Starting is Tyson Ross, who is 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and has 95 strikeouts in 100.2 innings. Ross is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA in six career games against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in McCarthy's last 7 road starts and 5-23 in McCarthy's last 28 starts overall. The Padres are 2-7 in Ross' last 9 starts during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Ross' last 4 starts overall. The Diamondback's are 4-1 in McCarthys last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Even with success against the Padres in his career, McCarthy is 1-10 this season. One win and 10 freaking losses. No thanks. I'll roll the dice with the home team and the small chalk.