Padres vs. Orioles - 6/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (46-30) at San Diego Padres (33-45)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Y Gallardo (2-1) (6.04) vs. C Friedrich (4-2) (3.60)
The Line: San Diego Padres +129 / Baltimore Orioles -139 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres end their two-game series early Wednesday.
The Baltimore Orioles look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Orioles have scored 31 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven straight games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been crashing lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 97 hits, Mark Trumbo has 56 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 13 home runs. Yovani Gallardo gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 6.04 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 4-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres offense has also been hot recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 84 hits, Matt Kemp has 53 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 12 home runs. Christian Friedrich takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Friedrich’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 17-8 in their last 25 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Friedrichs last 7 starts. The Orioles are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
The one constant between these two teams the last two weeks is that they're tearing the cover off the baseball. Add the fact neither pitcher is all that great and you have a formula for double-digit runs. Give me the over.