Diamondbacks vs. Padres - 5/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (20-29) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-29)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
Cesar Vargas (0-2) (3.34) vs. Z Greinke (5-3) (4.59)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -210 / San Diego Padres +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet late Saturday night for game two.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres did score 10 runs in Friday’s victory, but their offense has struggled all year and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Jon Jay leads San Diego with 50 hits, Matt Kemp has 31 RBI and Wil Myers has seven home runs. Cesar Vargas gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Vargas’ first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a victory in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.67 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 63 hits, Jake Lamb has 24 RBI and Brandon Drury has eight home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.59 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 6-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games and 6-2 in Greinkes last 8 starts. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona.
Greinke seems to be back on track, and Arizona has won six of the last eight games he's been on the mound. San Diego likely won't score for a week after wasting all of its runs Friday night. Seriously, you have to side with the Diamondbacks with one of the top pitchers in the world on the hill.