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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (6-7) at San Diego Padres (5-10)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)

Tyler Beede (0-0) (4.50) vs. Joey Lucchesi (1-0) (1.72)

The Line: San Diego Padres -120 / San Francisco Giants +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-San Diego

We have some NL West action on tap Sunday as the San Francisco Giants take on the San Diego Padres in the finale of their four game set from Petco Park.

The San Francisco Giants will look to salvage a series split after dropping game three by a final score of 5-4 on Saturday. Evan Longoria led the team with two RBIs, going 2 for 4 with a home run and a double while Andrew McCutchen added a solo homer and Austin Jackson added an RBI of his own to round out the scoring for San Francisco in the loss. Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford each added a triple, while Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez each contributed a base hit in the losing effort for the Giants. Derek Holland gave up three runs on six hits while walking a pair and striking out four, not factoring in the decision after 4.2 innings of work. Cory Gearing took the loss after giving up two runs in just 0.1 innings of work, notching his 2nd blown save of the year in the process. Tyler Beede will start the finale and is 0-0 with 4.50 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s first career start against the Padres.

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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres will look for their second consecutive series win after taking game three on Saturday. Hunter Renfroe led the Padres with three RBIs along with a homer, while Christian Villanueva added a solo homer and Jose Pirela went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI to round out the scoring for San Diego in the victory. Cory Spangenberg, Matt Szczur, A.J. Ellis and Carlos Asuaje each contributed a base hit in the winning effort as well. Clayton Richard gave up four runs on seven hits while walking and striking out three a piece, not factoring in the decision. Adam Cimber got the win to improve to 1-1 this season. Brad Hand struck out all four batters he faced, recording his 6th save of the year as well. Joey Lucchesi will start the finale and is 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s first career start against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 division matchups while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. San Diego is 7-16 in their last 23 games overall and 3-8 in their last 11 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 division matchups. San Francisco is 10-22 in the last 32 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego.

I’m not sure what to make of this matchup and it’s probably one I’d leave alone. On one hand, you have the Giants who have hung around in games but aren’t winning games and living up to the potential that a roster like theirs has and on the other hand you have San Diego who has burned me more times than a lighter. If forced to pick, I like what I’ve seen from Lucchesi and the Padres are at home so I’d side with San Diego but I’d probably leave this one be and pick from one of the other game on Sunday’s card.

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