Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.25 ERA) and Jake Peavy (7-6, 4.08 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (70-81) and the San Francisco Giants (79-71) at Petco Park. The Giants won the last game 4-2 and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 23 and can be seen on CSBy and FSSD.
Cashner pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks. Peavy went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 5-3 win over the Reds in his most recent start. Buster Posey (.327, 71 Rs, 19 HRs, 93 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for San Diego and San Francisco are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at seven runs. Within its division, San Diego has a record of 32-35 SU. San Diego's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 6.4 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.6.
The Giants are 34-32 against NL West foes. Offensively, they average 4.3 runs per game, which is good for fifth in the NL. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Giants are third in the NL with an average of 8.3 hits allowed per game.
The Giants lead the season series, 11-6. The Padres have a 54-61 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Peavy takes the mound. Cashner (RHP) will be on the hill against the Giants, who have a 60-51 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
The Padres hold a 32-36 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Giants' record in these matchups is 35-32.
San Diego has won 49% (37-39) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Francisco has won 63% (37-22) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are heading in with a 13-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 53-17. The Giants have a 68-12 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 620 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top half at 15th with 646.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 388 this season. San Francisco ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 420.
The Padres are 50-36 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 55-25 when they hit at least one homer.