2019-09-24 21:10:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 164 hits and 114 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 267 hits and 149 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Hill is 6-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven 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 163 hits and 97 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 249 hits and 135 RBI. Ronald Bolanos gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Bolanos’ first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 51-24 in their last 75 games following an off day, 60-29 in their last 89 during game 1 of a series and 8-1 in Hill’s last 9 road starts. The Padres are 1-7 in their last 8 games following an off day, 0-6 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 8-17 in their last 25 games following a win. The Dodgers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego, 36-16 in the last 52 meetings and 4-1 in Hill’s last 5 starts vs. Padres. The under is 5-2 in Padres last 7 overall. The over is 13-5-1 in Hill’s last 19 starts overall.
Hill has allowed 17 hits and six runs in his last 20.2 innings, and he has a 2.91 ERA and .256 allowed batting average on the road. Bolanos has allowed 13 hits and nine runs in his first 14 major league innings, which includes seven walks and 11 strikeouts. The Padres have struggled to string wins together all season and consistently go into an offensive slump. The Los Angeles Dodgers are fighting for home field advantage with the Astros and Yankees, and Hill is one of those pitchers who is pretty much the same either at home or on the road. I’ll side with the Dodgers and the RL for added value.