Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/14/14
San Diego Padres (68-78) at Arizona Diamondbacks (59-88)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Odrisamer Despaigne (R) (3-6) (3.549) vs. Trevor Cahill (R) (2-9) (5.697)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -131 / San Diego Padres +121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, San Diego
The San Diego Padres hope to saddle the Arizona Diamondbacks with a series ending loss.
The San Diego Padres are probably holding out hope that they can reach the .500 mark on the season but realistically they would need a season winning streak to get the job done. That goal is on hold for another day after the Padres were pounded 10-4 on Saturday with zero pitching and not enough hitting. Tyson Ross was tagged for six runs in three frames with Leonel Campos allowing three more while Yasmani Grandal and Yangervis Solarte smacked homers. Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne takes the hill versus the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 4th time. Despaigne has had some ups and downs thus far and was down in a 9-4 defeat to the Dodgers with seven runs plated in 4.1 innings.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are not having any success in the closing weeks of the regular season with neither the work on the mound or at the plate strong enough to win games. The Diamondbacks took out some frustration in Saturday's rout with Chase Anderson picking up the win with a pair of runs plated through five innings. The Snakes pounded out eleven hits and walked four times with Mark Trumbo driving in three and scoring twice while Jordan Pacheco knocked in two more. Trevor Cahill looks to snap a three game skid when he faces the San Diego Padres for the second time in 2014. Cahill has posted a 9.69 ERA in this span with a WHIP of two covering 13 innings pitched.
I have no idea what to expect here because backing either has obvious problems. I'm going with the over but the way these teams hit this could be a pitcher's duel...