San Diego Padres (38-52) at Arizona Diamondbacks (49-40)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 7, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -168 / San Diego Padres +158 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres could use a feel good victory here after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Padres have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 13 of their last 15 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 86 hits and 37 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 159 hits and 55 RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.78 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Ross is 4-3 with a 2.52 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 89 hits and 48 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 162 hits and 79 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.89 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 8-2 in their last 10 Saturday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 7-3 in Ross' last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series, 16-5 in Rays last 21 starts vs. National League West and 21-8 in Rays last 29 starts. The Padres are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Arizona, 4-1 in Ross' last 5 starts vs. Diamondbacks and the Diamondbacks are 5-0 in Rays last 5 starts vs. Padres.
Neither of these teams are stringing wins together these days, and both of these pitchers got rocked in their last performance. Ross has allowed 12 hits and nine runs in his last 11 innings, while Ray allowed nine hits and six runs in his last five innings. Ray has an ERA of 7.88 with an allowed batting average of .313 in 16 innings at home. I'm not trying to back either side here. Give me the over, as both offenses should have their way against the opposing pitcher.