San Diego Padres (38-53) at Arizona Diamondbacks (50-40)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 8, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -185 / San Diego Padres +174 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres could use a bounce back win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Padres have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 16 of their last 19 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 161 hits and 56 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.46 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Richard is 10-6 with a 4.14 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won eight of their last 13 games when scoring at least three runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 94 hits and 49 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 165 hits and 85 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.36 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 10-2 with a 2.07 ERA and 122 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 24-57 in their last 81 Sunday games, 4-1 in Richards last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-2 in Richards last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-4 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 22-7 in Greinkes last 29 home starts and 4-0 in Greinkes last 4 starts. The Padres are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Arizona, 0-4 in Richards last 4 road starts vs. Diamondbacks and the Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Greinkes last 7 starts vs. Padres.
The Arizona Diamondbacks finally found their offense Saturday night, and now they're facing a pitcher in Richard who has allowed 16 hits and nine runs in his last 13 innings. Greinke has looked like Greinke of old this season, as he's allowed a combined two runs in his last 19.2 innings and three or less runs in 10 of his last 13 starts. At home this season, Greinke is allowing a .214 batting average and averaging nearly a strikeout per inning. That's impressive in that ballpark. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks to win another game against the Padres.