San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Saturday July 27, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
The Line: San Francisco Giants / San Diego Padres -- Over/Under:
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 94 hits and 54 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 157 hits and 79 RBI. Shaun Anderson gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 114 hits and 64 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 191 hits and 107 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.76 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s second career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Anderson's last 4 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-0 in Anderson's last 5 starts. The Padres are 8-21 in their last 29 Saturday games, 0-7 in their last 7 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in Padres last 8 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in Anderson's last 5 starts overall.
Anderson has been downright awful in the month of July, allowing 25 hits and 16 runs in his last 18.1 innings, but somehow the Giants have won his last five games. Quantrill has allowed five hits and zero runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he's allowed just three runs in his last 19 innings. The San Diego Padres have the edge in starting pitching based on the current form, but this team can't win at home all of a sudden and the Giants are playing like it's an even year. I'm not trying to step in front of the San Francisco Giants at the moment and I'm not eager to back the Padres. So, give me the road team.