The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants meet Monday in MLB action from Oracle Park. The Padres just finished up a weekend series versus the Cardinals. After a split in the first pair, in the Sunday rubber match San Diego took a blowout victory. As for San Francisco, they’re coming off a set versus the Dodgers. The Giants lost two of the first three in that series, then in the finale San Francisco took a tough extra-innings loss. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Diego Padres
The Padres were able to kick off their weekend series with a win over the Cardinals 4-2 on Friday. Saturday was a 5-2 loss, though. San Diego’s Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado each had an RBI in the defeat. In the game three rubber match, the Padres bagged a whopping 18 team hits on the way to a 12-2 blowout win. Juan Soto finished with two runs, three hits, four RBI and a homer to help things along.
It’ll be Blake Snell in the starter role for the Padres on Monday. This year in his 31 starts Snell is 14-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 227 Ks in 174.0 innings. Snell is 5-1 with a 1.43 ERA over his last seven games, striking out 56 in 44.0 innings.
San Diego Padres Team Facts
The Padres have lost four of their last five games as road favorites against National League opponents.
The underdogs have covered the run line in 10 of the Padres' last 11 games at Oracle Park.
The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Padres' last eight road games against NL West opponents.
The Padres have led after 7 innings in each of their last six games at Oracle Park against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
The Padres have led after 5 innings in each of their last four road games.
San Francisco Giants
Over on the Giants’ side, they managed to beat the Dodgers 5-1 in their Friday game two, but otherwise lost 7-2 Thursday and 7-0 Saturday across the first three installments. In the Sunday finale the Giants took a walk-off loss 3-2. LaMonte Wade provided both RBI with a homer, and Tyler Fitzgerald had two hits with a run.
As starting pitcher Monday, San Francisco is going with Logan Webb. So far Webb is 10-13 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts. He’s got 187 Ks in 207.0 innings. Webb has gone 1-4 with a 3.68 ERA in his last seven starts.
San Francisco Giants Team Facts
The Giants have won each of their last six home games against NL West opponents following a loss.
The Giants have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven games against teams that held a losing record.
The Giants have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as home underdogs against NL West opponents.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Giants' last four games as underdogs against NL West opponents.
The San Francisco Giants rank 30th in the league for steals this season (54).
The San Francisco Giants rank 1st in the league for walks allowed this season (392).
The San Diego Padres rank 1st in the league for walks this season (631).
The San Diego Padres rank T3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (170).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to try the Padres here. San Diego should get a pretty good lift from Snell, who hasn’t been pitching to badly over his last trio. In those three starts, Snell is a combined 2-0 with 19.0 innings, two earned, six hits and eight walks. If he can keep it rolling, San Francisco will have a tough time getting on base early. Webb should do pretty well on the other side though, so this one could be a low-scoring affair. In the Sunday finale versus the Cardinals, the Padres looked great on both sides. Seven different players had multiple hits in a much-needed offensive onslaught. I like San Diego to keep it up at the plate and win here as well.