San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +100 / Arizona Diamondbacks -110 -- Over/Under: 9
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Wil Meyers leads the Padres with 16 hits and seven RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 25 hits and 16 RBI. Matt Strahm gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Strahm is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and two or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost all four games this season when scoring less than five runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 22 hits and six RBI while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed have combined for 34 hits and 14 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly’s second career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 9-19 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Strahm's last 4 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 8-18 in their last 26 vs. National League West. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona. The over is 9-3-1 in Diamondbacks last 13 overall. The under is 6-1 in Strahm's last 7 starts overall.
Even money with the San Diego Padres is quite intriguing, but Strahm has given up seven runs and 12 hits in 7.2 innings this season. Kelly has been solid in his first 14 innings, but he's still a very young pitcher and has given up a homer in both of his first two starts. This could be another high scoring game between the Padres and Diamondbacks, as three of the five games so far this season have produced at least 13 runs. The five games between these teams this season are producing an average of 9.4 runs. I'll take a stab with the over in this game.