Los Angeles Angels (68-70) vs. San Diego Padres (73-64)
September 8, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres -200 / Los Angeles Angels +165; Over/Under: 7
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The Los Angeles Angels and the San Diego Padres meet in MLB action from Petco Park on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Angels will be looking to build on their 4-0 win over the Padres from Tuesday night. Jo Adell led the way with three RBIs while Luis Rengifo had a solo home run to cap off the scoring for the Halos in the win. Phil Gosselin added a double while Kurt Suzuki and Shohei Ohtani each had base hits as well to finish off the Angels offense as L.A. had just five hits as a team in the win. Packy Naughton threw five innings of two-hit shutout baseball, striking out five, not factoring in the decision. Jimmy Herget got the win in relief to improve to 2-1 on the year as a result. The Angels did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
The San Diego Padres will look to bounce back from another disappointing outing on Tuesday. Jake Cronenworth had a pair of hits while Manny Machado and Austin Nola each had a base knock as well with the rest of the lineup batting 0 for 20 with 5 strikeouts and none of San Diego’s hits went for extra bases in the loss. Blake Snell was throwing a gem before it all fell apart in the seventh, ending up allowing two runs on one hit with 11 K’s over seven innings of work to fall to 7-6 on the year. Yu Darvish will start here and is 7-9 with a 4.05 ERA and 167 strikeouts this season.
Los Angeles is 10-22 in their last 32 Wednesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 interleague road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. San Diego is 7-16 in their last 23 games overall and 4-9 in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 Wednesday games.
You can’t imagine that Darvish is going to continue to struggle like this but until then you kind of have to go against him until he proves that statement to be true. On the other side, it’s hard to take a shot on the Angels without a confirmed starter, so I’ll take the over. I haven’t been overly fond of the Angels’ pitching staff lately and I think both lineups will get their fair share of runs here. Give me the over.