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San Diego Padres vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (45-30) at San Diego Padres (33-44)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

U Jimenez (4-7) (6.97) vs. E Johnson (0-5) (8.54)

The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / Baltimore Orioles -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


In MLB action on Tuesday from Petco Park, we’ve got a matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the San Diego Padres.

The Orioles just finished up four games against the Rays this weekend. Baltimore was able to win all four matchups, and they’ve now won five in a row overall.
Meanwhile, the Padres played the Reds in a four-game set over the weekend. San Diego won the first three games, but dropped the Sunday finale 3-0.

San Diego Padres vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Baltimore will be rolling out right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez for Tuesday’s game. In his 15 games (14 starts) and 4-7 record this year, Jimenez has put together a 6.97 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP in 71 innings. Even though Jimenez pitched fairly well (six innings; four hits; two runs) in his last start, it’s a bit of a surprise the Orioles are giving him another shot in what’s been a rough season.

Fortunately for Baltimore, they’ve got some real swingers at the plate. Manny Machado has been on fire with a .325 average, 94 hits, 55 runs, 18 homers and 44 RBI. Mark Trumbo has a team-high 22 homers with 55 RBI, 83 hits, 43 runs and 14 doubles. As for Jonathan Schoop, he’s playing well on 81 hits, 39 runs, 13 homers, 43 RBI and a .292 BA this year.

Over on the Padres’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Erik Johnson on the mound. Over five starts and an 0-5 record, Johnson is sitting on an 8.54 ERA with a 1.90 WHIP in 26.1 innings. Johnson has pitched progressively worse in each appearance this year, culminating in four innings with nine hits and six earned in his last outing.

San Diego has a few noteworthy names in their lineup. Wil Myers heads the team with 83 hits, 49 runs, 17 homers and 50 RBI. Jon Jay is hitting .296 this year, with 80 hits, 35 runs and 23 RBI alongside 24 doubles. Matt Kemp has managed 26 homers, 53 RBI, 80 hits, 38 runs and a .262 BA thus far.

The Orioles are 5-1 in their last six interleague games, and 4-1 in their last five interleague road games. Baltimore is also 2-5 in their last seven road games overall, and 8-2 in Jimenez’s last 10 Tuesday starts.
As for the Padres, they’re 5-2 in their last seven game ones of a series, and 8-20 in their last 28 Tuesday games. San Diego is also 2-6 in their last eight interleague games, and 2-10 in their last 12 interleague home games.

Given the pitching matchup here, we could be looking at a comedy of errors. I’ll give Jimenez and the Orioles a slight advantage, and the over looks solid as well.

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