San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/28/14
San Diego Padres (77-84) at San Francisco Giants (87-74)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Robbie Erlin (L) (4-4) (4.263) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (18-10) (2.982)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, CSN-BA
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants wrap up their regular seasons with a Sunday matchup at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres have won seven of their last 10 games but will finish with a losing record for the fourth straight season. The Padres pitching staff has been solid during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in nine of their last 10 games. Overall, the San Diego Padres have an ERA of 3.23, which is fourth in the majors, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jedd Gyorko has hit in six of his last 10 games and Yasmani Grandal has seven RBIs in his last two games. Robbie Erlin takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.53 ERA and has 45 strikeouts in 59.2 innings. Erlin is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants return to the postseason and will likely use this game to give some of their key guys a rest. The Giants can’t be thrilled with a pitching staff that’s allowed four or more runs in six of their last nine games, including 13 runs in this series. Overall, the San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.52, which is 12th in the majors, and they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Crawford has four RBIs in this series and Gregor Blanco has hit in seven of his last eight games. At the time of this article, the Giants didn’t decide who their starting pitcher was going to be.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 6-3 in their last 9 vs. National League West. The Giants are 11-3 in their last 14 during game 4 of a series and 3-6 in their last 9 vs. National League West.
At the time this article was published, we have no idea who the Giants starting pitcher is going to be, which would explain no line being released. However, you can expect San Fran to rest much of their key guys with the postseason coming up. With that being the case, give me the Padres regardless of who is on the mound for the Giants.