San Diego Padres (26-30) at San Francisco Giants (23-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Oracle Park)
Dinelson Lamet (4-4) (4,23) vs. Tyler Anderson (3-3) (4.53)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +110 / San Diego Padres -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action from Oracle Park.
This will be the first outing in a four-game set between the Padres and Giants this weekend, and the first game of a Friday doubleheader. The Padres are coming off a pair of games versus the Angels. San Diego lost both those, 4-2 Tuesday and 5-2 Wednesday. As for the Giants, they played the Rockies this week. San Francisco won two of the first three installments of that series. In the finale on Thursday, the Giants took 11 innings to reach a resolution, falling in a tough one 5-4. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Padres have a few pretty reliable hitters in the lineup this season. Manny Machado is hitting .313 with 16 homers, 47 RBI and 43 runs. Fernando Tatis is second on the team with 15 homers, and also has 41 RBI why 47 runs. As for Will Myers, he’s hitting .291 with 14 homers, 38 RBI and 33 runs himself.
In the Friday game one starting pitcher role, the Padres looked like they were originally going to start Dinelson Lamet, but it seems Lamet has been pushed back to game two and Chris Paddack will get the start here. Paddack is 4-4 with a 4.23 ERA this season.
Over on the Giants’ side, they suffered a tough loss on Thursday, getting out-hit by Colorado 13-10 and blowing an early 3-0 lead. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman posted 6.0 innings there, giving up eight hits, two earned runs and nine strikeouts.
In the starting role for game one on Friday, it’s looking like the Giants will go with Tyler Anderson. In his 12 games and 10 starts this year, Anderson is 3-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 53.2 innings. Over his career in the MLB, Anderson is 21-27 with a 4.67 ERA.
The Padres are 4-0 in their last four Friday games and 4-0 in their last four opening games of doubleheaders. San Diego is 4-1 in the last five games after an off day and 8-2 in the last 10 games following a loss.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 7-2 in the last nine home games and 5-2 in the last seven games as a home underdog. San Francisco is 2-5 in their last seven versus the NL West and 6-15 in the last 21 during game one of a series.
Pick: I had the Padres here when Lamet was originally scheduled to start, but with him pushed back to the game two matchup I'm changing my tune. Paddack has been all over the place this season, and I can't really trust him to put up a good outing here. Anderson has been okay in 2020, and he's coming off a nice appearance. These doubleheader games are always tough; probably best to stay away here.