The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Diego Padres have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Padres have lost 10 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Padres with 39 hits and 15 RBI, while Juan Soto and Manny Machado have combined for 73 hits and 38 RBI. Ryan Weathers gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Weathers is 0-0 with a 3.95 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Dodgers have won 15 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with 48 hits and 20 RBI, while James Outman and Mookie Betts have combined for 72 hits and 45 RBI. Tony Gonsolin gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Gonsolin is 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Dodgers are 99-36 in their last 135 home games and 69-30 in their last 99 Sunday games. The under is 21-7-1 in Padres last 29 overall. The under is 5-2 in Dodgers last 7 overall. The Padres are 14-39 in the last 53 meetings in Los Angeles and 31-69 in the last 100 meetings.
The San Diego Padres just can't get over the hump against the Dodgers, and their lack of offense in this series is why I can't trust them. The Los Angeles Dodgers have beaten up on the Padres over the years, and you have to like their chances with Tony Gonsolin on the mound, a starter who has owned the Padres in his career. Give me the Dodgers.