Dodgers vs. Padres - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (56-79) at Los Angeles Dodgers (75-60)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Friedrich (4-10) (4.84) vs. Jose De Leon (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / San Diego Padres +185 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Padres have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.54 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 130 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 41 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 14 home runs. Christian Friedrich gets the ball, and he’s 4-10 with a 4.84 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has cooled off as of late, and they’ve lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 154 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 76 RBI and Justin Turner has 24 home runs. Jose De Leon will make his major league debut when he takes the hill here. De Leon was 23-13 with a 3.35 ERA and 446 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Padres are 16-35 in their last 51 Sunday games and 0-4 in Friedrichs last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 42-20 in their last 62 Sunday games and 36-17 in their last 53 home games. The Padres are 9-21 in the last 30 meetings in Los Angeles.
I usually don't take teams that are starting a pitcher who is making his major league debut. However, the Padres continue to struggle and their pitching staff has been rocked all week long. New pitcher or not, the Padres will find a way to lose this game.