2019-09-22 15:10:00 EDT
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 187 hits and 92 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 299 hits and 197 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 12-8 with a 4.20 ERA and 215 strikeouts this season. Ray is 5-5 with a 3.97 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The San Diego Padres have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 162 hits and 96 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 248 hits and 135 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 9-21 in their last 30 Sunday games, 4-0 in Rays last 4 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Rays last 5 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 8-2 in Rays last 10 starts vs. Padres. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Rays last 6 road starts.
Ray has allowed nine hits and nine runs in his last 11 innings, and he has a 4.38 ERA and .236 allowed batting average on the road. Richards has pitched just 3.2 innings this season, and he allowed five hits and three runs with five strikeouts. Ray has struggled for the most part since August, but he has a hot offense behind him to pick him up if things go south. Richards doesn’t have a big enough sample size to get behind this season, and the Padres offense is ice cold at the moment. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road for the cheap price.