San Francisco Giants (1-2) at San Diego Padres (3-1)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:10 pm (Petco Park)
Anthony DeSclafani (0-0) (0.00) vs. Adrian Morejon (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: San Diego Padres -180 / San Francisco Giants +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Monday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Giants have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with seven hits and two RBI while Evan Longoria and Wilmer Flores have combined for seven hits and five RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he was 1-2 with a 7.22 ERA and 25 strikeouts last season. DeSclafani is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a win here to build on their solid 3-1 record. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their first four games. The Padres have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with seven hits and six RBI while Jake Cronenworth and Wil Myers have combined for eight hits and five RBI. Adrian Morejon gets the ball, and he was 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA and 25 strikeouts last season. Morejon is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 7-16 in their last 23 during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 7-0 in their last 7 Monday games and 31-15 in their last 46 overall. The over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 road games. The Giants are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
Both of these pitchers were hit hard last season and neither has had much success against the current lineups. In 34 at bats against current Padres, DeSclafani is allowing a .277 batting average with two homers. In 19 at bats against current Giants, Morejon is allowing a .295 batting average with one home run. We should expect some fireworks in this contest. I'll play a rare total and take the over 8.5 runs.