Alex Wood (1-2, 6.00 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-11) meet Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (7-15) in the first of a three-game division series at Dodger Stadium. The Padres enter this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 29 and will air on SNLA and FSSD.
In his last start, Wood pitched 5.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out five and walking three in a 12-10 victory over the Rockies. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Cardinals 11-2 the last time Vargas pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out three and walking three. Matt Kemp (.274, 11 Rs, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds are Los Angeles -180 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
So far this season, the Dodgers are 3-0 against the Padres.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Dodgers sit at 10-6 against the division, while the Padres are struggling at 3-9.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 2-9 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 1-9. The Padres have a 2-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles and San Diego both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. Los Angeles sits at 28th with 15 home runs this season and San Diego ranks 24th with 18.
Ranking 18th, 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 8.55.
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 .696, and San Diego ranks 28th with an OPS of .665.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, they are 2-9. When the Dodgers allow one or more homers, they have a 3-8 record.