San Diego Padres (34-43) at San Francisco Giants (38-38)
|Date & Time||Friday June 22, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -145 / San Diego Padres +135 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Padres have scored six runs in their last three games and four or less runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have have lost six straight games when scoring under nine runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 78 hits and 33 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 143 hits and 51 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 4.31 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Richard is 6-8 with a 4.58 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants have won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring at least three runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 78 hits and 32 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 139 hits and 60 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 4.22 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Stratton is 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games and 4-0 in Richards last 4 starts. The Giants are 9-2 in their last 11 home games, 11-1 in Strattons last 12 home starts and 6-1 in Strattons last 7 starts. The over is 8-2 in Richards last 10 starts vs. Giants and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Richard has been rather solid as of late, but he's giving up a .351 batting average in 174 career at bats against current Giants. That's downright awful. Stratton has ben a good luck charm for the Giants this season, as they've won 11 of the last 14 games in which he's pitched. Not to mention the San Francisco Giants have been a different team at home this season compared to on the road, as this is a playoff contending team at AT&T Park. Look for the Giants offense to breakthrough here and for them to get a game above a .500 record.