San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/19/14
San Francisco Giants (84-68) at San Diego Padres (70-81)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Tim Hudson (R) (9-11) (3.406) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (13-14) (2.806)
The Line: San Diego Padres +120 / San Francisco Giants -130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-San Diego
The San Francisco Giants look to make up ground in the NL West with a road win versus the San Diego Padres.
The San Francisco Giants are in need of a season ending hot streak to overtake the Dodgers for first in the National League West. The Giants have won back to back contests after upending the Diamondbacks 4-2 Wednesday behind great pitching and late scoring. Starter Madison Bumgarner did not get a decision despite giving up both runs in seven innings of workGregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford drove in runs with pinch hitter Matt Duffy delivering a two run single in the 9th for the win. Veteran Tim Hudson is tabbed to be the series opening starter against the San Diego Padres. Hudson was hit hard last time out in a 17-0 loss to the Dodgers with six runs plated on eight hits in one inning.
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The San Diego Padres might not be going anywhere this season so the goal is to take somebody with them in to the offseason and who better then a division foe like the Giants. The Padres should have a bit of momentum following Thursday's 7-3 victory over Philadelphia. Starter Robbie Erlin took care of business on the mound with a single run plated through six innings to get the win. The offense was just as big on 12 hits and four bases on balls that saw Will Venable crack a three run jack while Alexi Amarista went deep and drove in two. The Padres turn to Odrisamer Despaigne for the start Friday against the San Francisco Giants. Despaigne has struggled a bit the last three trips to the hill with consecutive defeats and a 5.29 ERA.
I don't know what it is but I get the feeling that tells me Hudson isn't going to get the job done here. I am still going with the Giants which means the bats have to step up...