Ross Stripling (0-1, 3.22 ERA) and Colin Rea (1-1, 5.06 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-12) and the San Diego Padres (8-15) at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers lost the last game 5-1, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 9:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and can be seen on SNLA and FSSD.
Stripling pitched 5.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking three in a 3-2 defeat to the Marlins. Joc Pederson (.270, 12 Rs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Rea went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking two in an 8-5 defeat to the Cardinals in his most recent start. Matt Kemp (.284, 13 Rs, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Padres, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for Los Angeles and San Diego are Dodgers -180, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
The Dodgers lead the season series, 3-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Padres are struggling at 4-9 in their division, while the Dodgers sit at 10-7.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Dodgers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Padres have a 2-1 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 1-10. The Padres have a 2-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 29th with 16 homers and San Diego is 24th with 19.
Ranking 17th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.14 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.52.
Los Angeles and San Diego both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Los Angeles sits at 22nd with an OPS of .692, and San Diego ranks 28th with an OPS of .668.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, the team is 3-9. Los Angeles has the same record when it allows one or more homers.