In the first of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (9-11) and the San Diego Padres (7-12) at AT&T Park, Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04 ERA) take the mound. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 25 and will air on CSBA and FSSD.
In his last start, Bumgarner pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 2-1 loss to the Diamondbacks. Joe Panik (.267, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 5. The Padres were victorious over the Pirates 8-2 the last time Pomeranz pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned), striking out 10 and walking three. Wil Myers (.316, 10 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Padres, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The odds are San Francisco -200 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 6.5 at the moment. The Giants are fourth in the NL in walks allowed at home with just 2.2 per game.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Giants and Padres both hold losing records against teams in the NL West. The Giants sit at 5-9 in these matchups and the Padres have a 3-6 record.
The San Francisco batters brought in a solid 12 hits last game. San Diego has a record of 0-3 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Giants are 1-10. The Padres have a 2-9 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 22nd in home runs, San Diego has hit 15 this season. San Francisco ranks 11th with 22 home runs.
Ranking 19th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.00 per game. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.95.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.654). San Francisco ranks in the top half at 12th with an OPS of .760.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, they are 2-8, well-matched with the Giants who are 3-9 when allowing at least one homer.