Padres vs. Phillies - 8/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (51-60) at San Diego Padres (47-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Jake Thompson (0-0) (0.00) vs. P Clemens (1-2) (4.70)
The Line: San Diego Padres +100 / Philadelphia Phillies -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres play game two of their series late Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phillies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 115 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 26 RBI and Maikel Franco has 20 home runs. Jake Thompson will make his major league debut when he gets the ball here. Thompson was 36-22 with a 3.06 ERA and 451 strikeouts in his minor league career.
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The San Diego Padres look for a nice win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 114 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 36 RBI and Derek Norris has 12 home runs. Paul Clemens takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Clemens’ first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. a team with a losing record and 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Phillies are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings in San Diego.
I usually fade pitchers making their big league debut due to the unknown, but Thompson is a top pitching prospect with good stuff. It also helps that the Padres have Clemens on the hill, a guy who isn't very good and is lucky to even be in the bigs. I'll take the better pitcher and the Phillies.