San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-33) at San Diego Padres (38-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
M Bumgarner (10-4) (2.01) vs. A Cashner (3-7) (5.40)
The Line: San Diego Padres +180 / San Francisco Giants -200 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Francisco Giants open the second half with a trip to the San Diego Padres.
The San Francisco Giants were clearly the best team in the National League West heading in to the break but they still have to keep an eye on the Dodgers. The Giants have won eight of ten to close the first half behind a very dangerous offense that can rack up runs in bunches. The top of the rotation features the combination of Bumgarner and Cueto which is not a duo the opposition wants to see in a short playoff series. San Francisco begins the second half of the season with Madison Bumgarner on the hill. Bumgarner went in to the All Star break with a 4-0 victory versus Arizona where he tossed a complete game one hitter and struck out 14.
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I am not sure what the San Diego Padres intend to do concerning trades or bringing up a few youngsters to finish off the season and begin anew in 2017. The Padres are in the midst of a three game skid after a 3-1 defeat at Los Angeles where the bats never got going. SD starter Christian Friedrich fell to 4-5 with all three runs plated on seven hits and three BB through five innings. San Diego was held to three hits and a base on balls with Derek Norris slamming his 12th homer of the season. San Diego goes with Andrew Cashner on the bump on Friday for his third meeting with the Giants. Cashner struggled last time out in a 10-6 loss at the Dodgers with eight runs plated on eight hits including four homers in 2.2 frames.
San Francisco are 40-15 in their last 55 overall and are 24-9 in their last 33 road games while going 37-15 in their last 52 games on grass. The over is 9-1 in San Diego’s last 10 home games and the Padres are 9-3 in their last 12 Friday games while the over is 16-7 in their last 23 overall. San Francisco are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego and the Giants are 22-8 in the last 30 meetings. Cashner has beaten San Francisco at home but I’m still going with the Giants…