In the last of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (52-59) and the Philadelphia Phillies (44-67) at Petco Park, Andrew Cashner (4-11, 4.08 ERA) and Jerome Williams (3-8, 6.09 ERA) get the start. The Padres lost the last game 4-2, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 9 and will air on CSPh and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Cashner pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking four in a 4-1 loss to the Brewers. Justin Upton (.251, 56 Rs, 18 HRs, 59 RBIs, 18 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. The Phillies were unsuccessful to the Dodgers 6-2 the last time Williams pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out six and walking three.
San Diego is a considerable -185 favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Padres have a 26-21 record and overall money line at -613. They have a winless record (0-1) in games played as the favorite during their last 10 games. The most recent 10-game stretch for the Padres has gone great. Over that span, San Diego is averaging 5.3 runs per game, well over their season average of 3.9. The Padres rank fifth in the majors in extra base hits with 287.
Across the field, the Phillies have a subpar record of 38-60 when they are the underdog and are -707 overall with the money line. During the last 10 games, they averaged 5.3 runs per game, above their 3.7 season average.
The previous two games have all gone Philadelphia's way. This game will feature Williams (RHP) on the mound against the Padres, who have a 40-48 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Phillies will be the right-hander Cashner. They sport a 33-52 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
Philadelphia has won 39% (21-33) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Diego has won 54% (27-23) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have a 12-23 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 9-42. The Phillies have a 15-53 record when opponents outhit them.
San Diego and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. San Diego sits at 21st with 95 home runs this season and Philadelphia ranks 29th with 79.
Ranking 14th, San Diego is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.09 per game. Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 8.63.
Ranking 30th, San Diego is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.669). Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 26th with an OPS of .681.
The Phillies are 20-47 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Padres are 29-40 when they allow at least one homer.