San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:40 PM (Petco Park)
The Line: San Diego Padres +120 / Arizona Diamondbacks -141 -- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven 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 296 hits and 195 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 2-3 with a 2.43 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Padres have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 162 hits and 96 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 248 hits and 135 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 5.33 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Padres are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in Quantrills last 10 home starts and 0-5 in Quantrills last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Quantrills last 10 home starts. The under is 7-0-1 in Gallens last 8 starts overall.
Weaver hasn't pitched since May due to a flexor strain in his right arm, and he's likely going to be on a pitch count as well. Quantrill has allowed 26 hits and 20 earned runs in his last 12.1 innings, and he has a 5.17 ERA and .270 allowed batting average at home. Backing Weaver with so much time off is risky, but getting behind Quantrill and his struggles isn't an option. I have more trust in the Arizona Diamondbacks offense carrying the way in this contest than anything. I'll lay the juice.