San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Thursday April 11, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under:
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won five straight games when scoring at least three runs. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 15 hits and seven RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Manny Machado have combined for 22 hits and 13 RBI. Pedro Avila will make his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. Avila was 29-24 with a 3.56 ERA and 501 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Diamondbacks have scored seven runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their first 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last five games when scoring more than two runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 20 hits and four RBI while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed have combined for 32 hits and 13 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Godley is 4-4 with a 5.32 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Diamondbacks are 8-17 in their last 25 vs. National League West, 2-7 in their last 9 Thursday games and 2-5 in Godley's last 7 starts. The Padres are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in Arizona and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona. The over is 5-1 in Godley's last 6 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 road games.
Those who have allowed along over the years know I don't like Godley. The guy gets rocked more times than not and this season has been more of the same. With that said, I have this thing where I don't back pitcher making their major league debut. I don't care about the hype they have or what they do in the minors, I have nothing really to go off of until they pitch against major league hitters. I don't know about you, but I don't like putting my money on the unknown, as that's where you enter gambling territory and not sports betting where you have an edge with data to back it up. So, it's Diamondbacks or pass for me.