San Diego Padres (36-46) at Texas Rangers (35-46)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 27, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers -133 / San Diego Padres +123 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The San Diego Padres could use another victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 81 hits and 35 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 151 hits and 53 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Richard is 0-0 with a 4.40 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers look for a victory here after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 86 hits and 37 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar have combined for 144 hits and 92 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 5.06 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Minor is 1-3 with a 5.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 4-1 in Richards last 5 road starts and 5-0 in Richards last 5 starts. The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 12-4 in their last 16 interleague home games and 17-8 in their last 25 interleague games. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Texas.
Richard has been better as of late, but he still has an ERA of 4.66 on the road and has had trouble keeping the ball in the park. While Minor has had his struggles as well, he's given up just eight hits and three runs in his last 13 innings of work. The difference for me here is that the Rangers are playing their best ball of the season right now, while the Padres have been the same team all year that finds ways to lose. As long as we get cheap prices fading the Padres, I'm going to continue to do it.