Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres - 7/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (39-48) at Texas Rangers (41-44)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
I Kennedy (4-8) (4.84) vs. W Rodrigulez (5-4) (4.23)
The Line: Texas Rangers -111 / San Diego Padres +101 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Texas Rangers host the San Diego Padres on Friday to kick off their interleague series.
The San Diego Padres have had some opportunities to make up ground in the National League West but have been struggling to score runs and the result has been losses in eight of ten. The Padres are coming off a 5-2 defeat at Pittsburgh where both the bats and the arms struggled. Starter Andrew Cashner fell to 3-10 with four runs plated on three hits and five bases on balls over 7.2 innings. SD mustered five hits and five walks with Matt Kemp clubbing his 7th homer while Melvin Upton Jr doubled in Will Venable. Ian Kennedy looks to get back in to the win column when he faces the Rangers for the second time in his career. Kennedy has thrown well the last three times out but is 0-3 with a 2.65 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers are in need of some momentum this weekend with the All Star break right around the corner. The Rangers have been in a funk with five consecutive defeats capped off by a 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Starter Matt Harrison was charged with six runs on six hits in four innings to absorb the loss. The offense pounded out eleven hits and walked three times with Shin-Soo Choo driving in two runs while Rougned Odor scored twice. Left hander Wandy Rodriguez is tabbed to take the hill against visiting San Diego on Thursday. Rodriguez was hit hard in a 13-0 loss to the Angels where he was charged with five runs on nine hits in five frames.
San Diego are 11-5 in their last 16 Friday games. Texas are 0-8 in their last 8 home games and the over is 6-1-1 in the Rangers last 8 home games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 interleague home games. I look at both teams right now and see a black hole were money is sucked up…