Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Thursday June 6, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
The Line: Washington Nationals -110 / San Diego Padres -110 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Nationals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Washington Nationals have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 61 hits and 15 RBI while Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon have combined for 113 hits and 78 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last eight 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 104 hits and 62 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.96 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 6-20 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Lucchesi's last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Nationals are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in San Diego and the under is 9-4-3 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in Lucchesi's last 8 home starts. The under is 4-1 in Corbin's last 5 starts overall.
We all know what Corbin is capable of, but he's been awful on the road this season through 32.2 innings, as he has a 4.96 ERA and a .278 allowed batting average. Through 118 at bats against current Padres hitters, Corbin is allowing a .280 batting average with four homers and 17 RBI. Lucchesi has allowed three or less earned runs through seven of his last 10 starts and has been much better at home where he has a 2.61 ERA and .203 allowed batting average. The San Diego Padres are also kind of due for a victory with some tough losses this week. I'll give the Padres a shot in this toss-up contest.