Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.83 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (37-40) meet Chase Anderson (3-2, 3.54 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-39) in the last of a three-game division series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 7-2 and San Diego leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 28 and will air on FSN-AZ and FSN-SD.
Despaigne is 2-3 with a 4.21 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career, and is up against a solid Arizona offense that's hitting .260 on the year. Justin Upton (.276, 43 Rs, 14 HRs, 46 RBIs, 15 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. In his pitching opportunities against the Padres, Anderson is 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA, 20 strikeouts and 11 walks. Paul Goldschmidt (.351, 54 Rs, 20 HRs, 62 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
San Diego is favored by a slight -110 margin in its matchup against Arizona. The teams combine to set the Over/Under (O/U) at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Padres have a 20-15 record and overall money line at -362. They have a 20-20 record SU and are 11-5 as favorite within their division. San Diego's pitching staff will be looking to pick it up in this one after recent struggles. The Padres have given up an average of 5.8 runs to opponents in their last 10 games, above their season average of 4.6 runs per game.
Across the field, the Diamondbacks have a record of 23-25 when they are the underdog and are +nine overall with the money line. Against divisional foes, they are 19-19 SU and 13-13 as the underdog. They sport the second-ranked offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 65 stolen bases.
The Padres have mostly come out on top against the Diamondbacks in their previous 12 games this season, earning a 7-5 record. This game will feature Anderson (RHP) on the mound against the Padres, who have a 27-33 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Despaigne will take the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 27-28 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
The Padres are 21-20 against their divisional rivals, while the Diamondbacks are 19-20 against their division.
The Padres are 5-3 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 4-4 in such matchups.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have an 8-17 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 6-31. The Diamondbacks have a 9-26 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, San Diego ranks 20th with 62 homers and Arizona is 16th with 65.
Ranking 12th, San Diego is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.36 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 9.11.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.675). Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with an OPS of .714.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 16-33. When the Padres allow one or more homers, they have a 19-28 record.