Giants vs. Padres - 5/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (19-27) at San Francisco Giants (27-19)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
A Cashner (2-3) (4.93) vs. J Samardzija (6-2) (2.66)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -200 / San Diego Padres +185 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants square off late Tuesday night on ESPN.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres offense had just two hits on Monday, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 15 games when scoring three or less runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 48 hits, Matt Kemp has 30 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has six home runs. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.93 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-6 with a 5.24 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Giants have allowed three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.75 and have won 15 of their last 17 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 47 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Brandon Crawford has six home runs. Jeff Samardzija takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 2.66 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Cashners last 5 starts with 15 or more days of rest. The Giants are 42-19 in their last 61 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Samardzijas last 6 starts. The Padres are 15-36 in the last 51 meetings in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Giants can't lose and the Padres can't put runs on the board. Not to mention Samardzija has been pitching lights out this season. Have to side with the Giants considering they're the hottest team in baseball.