San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/21/14
San Francisco Giants (84-70) at San Diego Padres (73-81)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Ryan Vogelsong (R) (8-11) (3.872) vs. Ian Kennedy (R) (11-13) (3.795)
The Line: San Diego Padres -108 / San Francisco Giants -102 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-SD
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last seven games and are still trying to clinch a playoff spot. The Giants are back to not scoring runs, as they’ve been held to two or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Giants have lost seven of their last eight games when being held to three or less runs. Buster Posey has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Gregor Blanco has a hit in each game of this series. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.49, which is ninth in the majors. Starting is Ryan Vogelsong, who is 8-11 with a 3.98 ERA and has 141 strikeouts in 174.1 innings. Vogelsong is 4-4 with a 5.63 ERA in 16 career games against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres have won five of their last six games and are eight games below a .500 record. The Padres pitching staff has also been solid, allowing three or less runs in three straight games and just two runs in this series. Overall, the San Diego Padres have an ERA of 3.25, which is fourth in the majors, and they’ve won five straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jedd Gyorko has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Yasmani Grandal has a three-game hitting streak. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he’s 11-13 with a 3.80 ERA and has 196 strikeouts in 187.1 innings. Kennedy is 7-4 with a 2.66 ERA in 18 career starts against the Giants.
The Giants are 0-4 in Vogelsongs last 4 road starts and 2-5 in Vogelsongs last 7 starts overall. The Padres are 8-2 in Kennedys last 10 home starts and 0-6 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series.
The Giants can't get swept when they're looking to clinch a playoff spot, can they? Give me the better team for the valuable price.