San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (73-80) at San Diego Padres (72-81)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
R De La Rosa (13-8) (4.60) vs. C Kelly (0-0) (4.50)
The Line: San Diego Padres +105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, FS-Arizona
The San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday at Petco Park for game one of their MLB series on National League West teams.
The San Diego Padres are one of the more disappointing teams in baseball this season as they play out the final 10 days. The Padres are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 37-38 at home, and they are 15.5 games out in the NL West. As a team the Padres are hitting .245 with Yangervis Solarte hitting .275, Wil Myers hitting .266, and Matt Kemp hitting .265. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 4.12 with the starters at 4.07 and the bullpen at 4.23. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Padres start Casey Kelly who allowed five hits and a run while striking out three over 2.0 innings of work this season.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing out the season where they never really competed for the division title but they were competitive in most of their games. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 38-40 on the road, and they are 14.5 games back in the NL West. As a team the D-backs are hitting .266 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .319, A.J. Pollock hitting .317, and David Peralta hitting .310. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.01 with the starters at 4.36 and the bullpen at 3.47. For game one against the Padres the Diamondbacks start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 183 hits and 92 earned runs while striking out 144 over 180 innings for a 13-8 record and 4.60 ERA.
San Diego is 1-4 in game one of a series, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 in Kelly’s last five starts. Arizona is 4-1 in game one of a series, 21-8 on the road against a team with a losing home record, and 5-2 in De La Rosa’s last seven road starts. Arizona is 1-4 in their last five games in San Diego.
De La Rosa is just the far better option here and the D-Backs win easily.