San Diego Padres (23-13) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (17-19)
May 19, 2022 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -120 / San Diego Padres +100; Over/Under: +9
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The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies meet Thursday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park. The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games.
The San Diego Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 48 hits and 23 RBI, while Eric Hosmer and Jake Cronenworth have combined for 73 hits and 39 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.62 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with 40 hits and 27 RBI, while Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm have combined for 73 hits and 36 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in Padres last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Phillies last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Yu Darvish has allowed 35 hits and 20 runs through 39 innings, and he has an ERA of nearly five in his last two starts. Kyle Gibson has allowed 32 hits and 17 earned runs through 37.1 innings, and he has a 7.45 ERA in his last two starts. I’m not thrilled to back either of these teams or pitching matchup. Quick turnaround and two pitchers who have been tagged this season, I’ll lean toward the over.