Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.09 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (48-62) go up against Jerad Eickhoff (6-12, 3.68 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) in the last of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 9-7, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 7 and will air on CSPh and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Cosart pitched 3.1 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out three and walking six in a 7-3 victory over the Brewers. Wil Myers (.282, 73 Rs, 21 HRs, 68 RBIs, 21 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. The Phillies were unsuccessful the last time Eickhoff pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out one in a 2-1 loss to the Braves. Maikel Franco (.253, 45 Rs, 20 HRs, 66 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run.
San Diego is a -116 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. The Padres perform well as a favorite with a 12-6 record and have an overall money line of +244. The Padres are a nightmare on the bases for opponents with 98 steals, one of the highest totals in baseball.
On the other side, the Phillies have a record of 34-48 when they are the underdog and are +382 overall with the money line. Philadelphia has been playing better lately, averaging 5.1 runs per game, more than their season average of 3.7. Switching gears to Philadelphia's pitching staff, they allow just 2.7 walks per game, third-best in the NL.
The Phillies have mostly come out on top against the Padres in their previous six games this season, earning a 4-2 record. The Padres will take on a right-hander (Eickhoff) in this game and have a 33-49 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Phillies will be the right-hander Cosart. They sport a 39-49 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
San Diego recorded at least two errors for the 16th time this season.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Phillies have a 9-28 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 8-43. The Phillies have an 11-49 record when opponents outhit them.
Philadelphia ranks near the bottom of the league at 23rd when it comes to home runs, hitting 110 this season. San Diego ranks in the bottom half with 128.
San Diego and Philadelphia both rank in the top half of the league in hits. San Diego sits at 11th with 8.22 hits per game and Philadelphia ranks 14th with 7.97.
San Diego and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. San Diego sits at 24th with an OPS of .713, and Philadelphia ranks 29th with an OPS of .681.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 20-47, well-matched with the Padres who are 25-45 when allowing at least one homer.