San Diego Padres (11-11) at Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Garrett Richards (1-1) (3.74) vs. Robbie Ray (1-2) (10.59)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +115 / San Diego Padres -125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Padres have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 27 hits and 21 RBI while Wil Myers and Trent Grisham have combined for 39 hits and 19 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 28 hits and nine RBI while Starling Marte and David Peralta have combined for 51 hits and 25 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 10.59 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Ray is 5-6 with a 4.40 ERA and 130 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The Padres are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona.
Richards has been solid this season, allowing nine runs and 20 hits in 21.2 innings, and he's fresh off allowing just one run in six innings against the Dodgers. Ray has allowed 20 runs and 22 hits in 17 innings, and he's also walked 14 batters. The San Diego Padres have a clear pitching edge in this matchup, and while they're not playing so hot right now, I'm not sure how anybody can get behind Ray with the way he's pitched through four games. Give me the Padres and the cheap price.