San Diego Padres (63-94) at San Francisco Giants (72-85)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 25, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -120 / San Diego Padres +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored seven 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 more than two runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 149 hits and 65 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 252 hits and 114 RBI. Robbie Erlin gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.33 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Erlin is 1-3 with a 5.64 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 15 of their last 17 games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 133 hits and 54 RBI while Evan Longoria and Buster Posey have combined for 227 hits and 94 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 10-10 with a 4.88 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Stratton is 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-18 in their last 23 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in Erlins last 10 road starts and 1-4 in Erlins last 5 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 13-4 in Strattons last 17 home starts and 2-8 in Strattons last 10 starts. The Padres are 22-45 in the last 67 meetings in San Francisco and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
Erlin has allowed three or more runs in six of his last eight games, and he has an ERA of 6.09 with an allowed batting average of .306 on the road. Stratton has allowed four or more runs in five of his last 10 games, and he's giving up a .274 batting average at home. I'm not trying to figure out which of these teams with nothing to play for shows up. I know the Giants can't score runs, but the total here is a tad low and both pitchers aren't hard to hit. I'll take the over.