San Diego Padres (11-20) at San Francisco Giants (15-15)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 2, 2018, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -138 / San Diego Padres +128 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 32 hits and 11 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 58 hits and 14 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.35 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Richard is 6-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a bounce back win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 12 straight games when scoring under four runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 26 hits and 11 RBI while Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria have combined for 51 hits and 30 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Holland is 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 45-90 in their last 135 road games, 3-13 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Richards last 7 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 4-2 in their last 6 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Hollands last 5 starts. The Padres are 21-41 in the last 62 meetings in San Francisco, 24-11 in the last 35 meetings and 6-2 in Richards last 8 road starts vs. Giants.
The San Diego Padres found a way to finish Tuesday's victory, but they still haven't won back-to-back games since April 14-15. Richard has allowed three or more runs in each of his last five starts and is allowing a .326 batting average against current Giants in 178 at bats. Holland has been rocked run wise all season, but he's allowing just a .220 batting average, which is a good enough sign to suggest things will eventually turn around for him. I've been backing the Giants all season and we're still making money doing it. I'll take the home team for the bounce back victory.