Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 5, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / San Diego Padres -- Over/Under:
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 63 hits and 28 RBI while Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura have combined for 118 hits and 65 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 67 hits and 36 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 102 hits and 62 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill's first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Arrieta's last 4 starts vs. National League West. The Padres are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The Phillies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego. The over is 4-0-1 in Padres last 5 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Arrieta's last 5 starts overall.
Arrieta has allowed four or more runs in four of his last seven starts, and he's allowing a .290 batting average on the road in 37 innings. Quantrill has been going back and forth between the minors and big leagues, and he hasn't pitched in over a week. In 21 MLB innings, Quantrill as allowed 23 hits and 12 runs while walking seven. It's kind of a pick you poison, but I guess I'll lean in the direction of the Phillies and the veteran pitcher. Quantrill hasn't shown enough in his limited reps that makes me want to get behind him.