Tampa Bay Rays at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 13, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -132 / San Diego Padres +110 -- Over/Under: 8
The Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 111 hits and 49 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 213 hits and 111 RBI. Brendan McKay gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be McKay’s first career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four of more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven games when scoring four of more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 127 hits and 78 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 221 hits and 123 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 4.51 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. This will be Lauer’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games and 1-4 in McKays last 5 starts. The Padres are 5-11 in their last 16 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-1 in Lauers last 6 home starts. The Rays are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Lauers last 7 starts overall. The over is 9-4 in Rays last 13 overall.
McKay has allowed 32 hits and 15 runs in his last 23.2 innings, and he's allowing a .273 batting average on the season. Lauer has allowed 31 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 24.1 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA and .279 allowed batting average at home. The San Diego Padres have the starting pitching edge here, but they're also a team that finds ways to lose more times than not. The Tampa Bay Rays are on of the hotter teams in baseball right now and need to keep winning if they hope to possibly host the wild card game come October. I just have more confidence in the Rays finding ways to win.