San Diego Padres (32-19) at Seattle Mariners (22-28)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)
Chris Paddack (3-4) (4.74) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (2-3) (5.35)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +161 / San Diego Padres -175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The San Diego Padres look to stay hot after wining eight of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Padres have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 61 hits and 41 RBI while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trent Grisham have combined for 106 hits and 61 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.74 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Paddack is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Mariners have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 51 hits and 27 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 79 hits and 51 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite, 14-2 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games. The Mariners are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 1 of a series, 5-12 in their last 17 Friday games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Padres last 4 games following an off day. The over is 5-0 in Mariners last 5 overall. The Padres are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Chris Paddack has allowed five runs and eight hits in his last 6.2 innings while Yusei Kikuchi has allowed five runs and eight hits in his last 12 innings. We have two pitchers who can get rocked any given night, and Paddack has been rough on the road where he has a 5.79 ERA and .308 allowed batting average through 18.2 innings. Instead of getting involved with the side, I'm leaning more toward the over on this reasonably low total.