Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:40 PM (Chase Field)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -132 / San Diego Padres +110 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 163 hits and 97 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 250 hits and 135 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 8-10 with a 4.53 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 2-3 with a 2.88 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 187 hits and 92 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 310 hits and 200 RBI. Taylor Clarke gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 5.40 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Clarke’s second career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-18 in their last 24 during game 1 of a series, 1-9 in their last 10 road games and 4-0 in Lauer's last 4 starts with 6 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day, 14-6 in their last 20 home games and 4-1 in Clarke's last 5 starts. The Padres are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Clarke's last 6 home starts. The under is 6-2 in Lauer's last 8 road starts.
Lauer has allowed 18 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 20.1 innings, and he has a 6.27 ERA and .284 allowed batting average on the road. Clarke has allowed 11 hits and seven runs in his last 12.1 innings, and he has a 6.34 ERA and .270 allowed batting average at home. We have two teams playing for nothing this weekend and two pitchers who get their heads bashed in more times than not. I usually lean over when there's two bad pitchers on the mound. So, here goes.