Padres Look to Turn it Around Against D-Backs
The San Diego Padres host perennial National League West contenders, the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is the first of a three-game series that could be a measuring stick to how ready the Padres are at contending.
The Padres turn to emerging ace Chris Paddack to help get them on track on Monday. San Diego raised expectations with a promising 11-5 start. They have slipped lately, losing three games in a row and seven of their last nine.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Luke Weaver (3-2, 3.16 ERA) vs. Padres RH Chris Paddack (3-2, 1.99)
Hunter Renfroe blasted a three-run homer in Sunday’s 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh. That was one of the few bright spots for a Padres team that is 7-12 without rookie star Fernando Tatis Jr. Arizona lost two of three to San Francisco over the weekend. They were held to three hits in Sunday’s 10-inning, 3-2 loss. The Diamondbacks are beginning a 10-game road trip. They have to get their top three hitters going to be successful. Adam Jones, Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar finished a combined 0-for-15 with three strikeouts in Sunday’s loss.
This, That, and a Dart Throw
The Diamondbacks‘ Weaver has three straight quality starts. In those starts he has gone 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA, with 19 strikeouts in 20 innings. Weaver has gone 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA over 18 1/3 innings in his last three turns on the road. Manny Machado is 3-for-6 with two homers against Weaver. Weaver is 2-2 with a 2.28 ERA in four career starts versus San Diego. OF David Peralta has gone 13-for-26 in seven games against the Padres this season.
The Padres‘ Paddack had posted a 1.55 ERA over his first seven major-league starts. Then he ran into trouble against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. He gave up six runs, three earned, in 4 2/3 innings. The talented rookie owns a stellar 49-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 45 1/3 innings in his first eight starts.
The Dart Throw: Padres 5, Diamondbacks 2
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MLB Betting Odds & Trends
|Arizona is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games|
|Arizona is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road|
|Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 6 games on the road|
|Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego|
|Arizona is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego|
|Arizona is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against San Diego|
|San Diego Padres|
|San Diego is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games|
|San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last 7 games|
|San Diego is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games at home|
|San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona|
|San Diego is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona|
|San Diego is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Arizona|
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