Giants vs. Padres - 9/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (60-84) at San Francisco Giants (77-66)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Richard (2-3) (3.18) vs. Albert Suarez (3-3) (4.37)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -147 / San Diego Padres +137 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The San Diego Padres could use a victory after losing 10 of their last 17 games. The Padres have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost 12 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 137 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 66 RBI and Derek Norris has 13 home runs. Clayton Richard gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Richard is 6-5 with a 3.87 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for some consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last five games. The San Francisco Giants offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 136 hits, Brandon Crawford has 78 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Albert Suarez takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.37 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s second career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Richards last 7 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Suarezs last 5 starts. The Padres are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in San Francisco.
The Giants need to start winning games if they're going to make the playoffs this season and they need to take advantage of games like this, especially at home. The Padres haven't won two straight games this month. Give me the Giants at home.