San Francisco Giants (72-80) at San Diego Padres (60-92)
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 19, 2018, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres -130 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 12 of their last 16 games when scoring five or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 128 hits and 52 RBI while Buster Posey and Evan Longoria have combined for 223 hits and 93 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 10-9 with a 4.66 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Stratton is 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring five or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 144 hits and 65 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 243 hits and 106 RBI Robbie Erlin gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 4.27 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Erlin is 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-16 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series, 0-6 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 2-7 in Strattons last 9 starts. The Padres are 5-16 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series, 0-5 in Erlins last 5 home starts and 0-4 in Erlins last 4 starts. The Giants are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings, the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego and the under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Francisco Giants have lost eight of the last 10 games in which Stratton has pitched, and they haven't won more than two games in a row since August 26-28. The Padres haven't had much more success with Erlin on the mound, but the guy is lightyears better at home than on the road where he has an ERA of 2.80 and gives his team a chance to win. A few wins this week doesn't change the fact the Giants have been the coldest team in baseball this month overall. I'll back the Padres at home and the decent price.