Jake Peavy (5-6, 4.41 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (5-14, 4.11 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (72-68) and the San Diego Padres (67-74) at AT&T Park. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 11 and can be seen on CSBy and FSSD.
Peavy pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 7-3 win over the Rockies. Brandon Belt (.279, 66 Rs, 17 HRs, 63 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday. Cashner went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking four in a 5-1 defeat to the Dodgers in his most recent start. Matt Kemp (.271, 71 Rs, 21 HRs, 94 RBIs, 11 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
San Francisco is a -134 favorite against San Diego and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Giants have an overall money line of -116 and a record as the favorite of 40-29. San Francisco is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 3-7 SU record in its last ten outings. San Francisco strikes out the least of any team in the NL at home, with only 6.7 per game. As for the pitchers, the Giants are the fourth-best team in the NL at limiting hits to their opponents, allowing only 8.4 hits per game so far this season.
In games where it is the underdog, San Diego has a 31-43 record and an overall money line of -893. They are 12-18 as the underdog against teams in their division, and 29-28 SU.
The Giants lead the season series, 7-6. The Giants have a 54-50 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Cashner takes the mound. Peavy (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 51-57 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
The Giants and the Padres both hold an even record against their divisional opponents. The Giants are 30-30 and the Padres are 29-29.
San Diego has won 52% (36-33) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Francisco has won 60% (32-21) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Giants have a 4-7 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 51-16. The Giants have a 63-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, San Diego has earned 580 this season. San Francisco ranks 13th with 592 runs.
Ranking 22nd, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 361 this season. San Francisco ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 380.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 50-24, well-matched with the Padres who are 47-30 when hitting one or more homers.