2019-09-01 15:05:00 EDT
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 148 hits and 89 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 238 hits and 128 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.48 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 2-0 with a 3.68 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 130 hits and 73 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 203 hits and 105 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 3-8 with a 5.56 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Beede is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-11 in their last 16 Sunday games, 4-1 in Lauers last 5 starts and 6-2 in Lauers last 8 starts with 5 days of rest. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games and 0-4 in Beedes last 4 home starts. The Padres are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Giants last 5 home games. The under is 8-2 in Lauers last 10 starts overall.
Lauer has allowed 29 hits and 12 runs in his last 25 innings, and he has a 5.93 ERA and .278 allowed batting average on the road. Beede has allowed 32 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 22.1 innings, and he has a 4.65 ERA and .270 allowed batting average at home. I’m honestly tired of trying to figure out either of these teams and the bizarre ways they lose is getting tiring. To make matters worse, this isn’t the best pitching matchup in the world. In spots like this I usually take the over and hope for the best. This total isn’t too high to leap on a Sunday afternoon where the ball should have some carry.