San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: San Diego Padres -104 / San Francisco Giants -104 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres are 2-4 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads the Padres with 14 hits and six RBI while Eric Hosmer and Hunter Renfroe have combined for 20 hits and 13 RBI. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants are 4-3 this season when scoring at least three runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 12 hits and one RBI while Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt have combined for 19 hits and 13 RBI. Dereck Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 8-19 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass. The Giants are 4-22 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series, 1-10 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 1-8 in Rodriguez's last 9 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 12-4-1 in Rodriguez's last 17 starts overall. The over is 10-4-1 in Padres last 15 road games.
The San Diego Padres are having some issues with their pitching staff these past several games and even with the upgrades, they haven't shown they're capable of picking things up offensively. Margevicius also has just 10 career innings under his belt, and I'm not sure I trust him in this park with limited experience. The San Francisco Giants have found some sort of offense these past few games and that's big moving forward if it continues. Rodriguez has been hit or miss in his first two games, but he was rock solid at home last year, which includes an ERA of 2.68 and an allowed batting average of .204. Early game, quick turnaround, I like the Giants to finally win back-to-back games.