Los Angeles Angels (60-60) at San Diego Padres (48-73)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 14, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +115 / Los Angeles Angels -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least one run. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 122 hits and 53 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 229 hits and 130 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.59 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s first career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres could also use a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 117 hits and 49 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Jose Pirela have combined for 200 hits and 77 RBI. Brett Kennedy gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Kennedy’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 6-20 in their last 26 road games and 3-7 in Barrias last 10 starts. The Padres are 16-36 in their last 52 interleague games, 1-4 in their last 5 interleague home games and 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Angels suddenly can put runs on the board despite the best player in the game not being in the lineup. It's weird. Anyway, Barria has been a rather consistent pitcher for the Angels this season, allowing three or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts, and he's done a better job recently of keeping the ball in the park. Kennedy has just one career start under his belt and was absolutely rocked in four innings against the Brewers. I'll back the Angels and the cheap price here.