Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 3, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
San Diego Padres -130 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 O/U: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres will match up to finish their MLB series on Wednesday.
In Monday’s game one of this set, the Diamondbacks took a 10-3 win. On Tuesday, Arizona kept it going with an 8-5 victory.
For the Wednesday matchup, the Diamondbacks will bring out LHP Robbie Ray for the start. In his first action of the year, Ray put up 5.0 innings with three earned on three hits with nine strikeouts in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.
David Peralta topped out the Diamondbacks hitters coming into Tuesday with his 10 hits, six runs, one homer and four RBI. On Wednesday, Peralta went 3-for-5.
Over on the Padres’ side, they’re going with Joey Lucchesi on Wednesday. Lucchesi has one start under his belt this year, a win with 5.1 innings, three hits, zero earned and seven strikeouts against the Giants.
Tops in hitting for the Padres coming into game two of this set were Eric Hosmer and Will Myers, each with six hits and a combined five runs and five RBI between them. On Tuesday, Myers knocked a pinch-hit homer and Hosmer was 1-for-5.
The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games and 2-7 in their last nine in game three of a series. Arizona is 4-1 in Ray’s last five road starts and 5-2 in his last seven Wednesday starts.
Meanwhile, the Padres are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games and 17-35 in their last 52 versus a left-handed starter. San Diego is 1-5 in Lucchesi’s last six starts with four days’ rest and 2-11 in his last 13 starts versus the NL West.
Ray came out of the gate March 29 with a serviceable start—just not a great one. The 5.40 ERA Ray has collected in the early action is almost a point and a half higher than his 2018 ERA of 3.93, so things should average out better eventually.
As for Luchessi, his three-hit start March 29 is on his extreme good side, but it’s worth noting he put up three earned or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts dating back to last year.
This should be a pretty fun pitching matchup, but I like the Padres’ offensive potential to win out in the end here.