Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81 ERA) and Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84 ERA) take the hill in the first of a two-game series between the San Diego Padres (32-33) and the Oakland Athletics (26-39) at Petco Park. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 15 and can be seen on CSN-CA and FSN-SD.
Ross pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 4-1 defeat to the Braves. Justin Upton (.286, 40 Rs, 13 HRs, 41 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 6 yesterday with two RBIs. Hahn went 3.2 innings, surrendering four runs and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Rangers in his last outing. Josh Reddick (.310, 29 Rs, 10 HRs, 39 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Athletics, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
San Diego is a -130 favorite against Oakland and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. Though the Padres have had a tough season in terms of their overall money line (-15), they have done fairly well as a favorite with a record of 19-11. Against the AL, they are winless as the favorite (0-3), but have an SU record of 3-5. The Padres have seen a decline in scoring against teams in the AL, averaging 3.6 runs per game. They average 4.3 runs per game on the season. San Diego's pitchers fall apart when American League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 6.4 against AL teams, compared to its 4.4 season average.
In the other locker room, Oakland is coming in with an overall money line of -2,042 and a disappointing record of 9-17 as the underdog. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 1-5 record, and a 4-6 record SU. The Athletics are tough outs for opponents, ranking fourth in the AL with 8.8 hits per game.
The Padres have a 24-26 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Hahn takes the mound. Ross (RHP) will be on the hill against the Athletics, who have a 22-26 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - OAK, O/U - Over
For the 12th time this season, the Athletics registered at least two errors in a game.
The Padres are 4-3 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Athletics are 0-6 in such matchups.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have a 6-14 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 21-10. The Padres have a 22-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking seventh, Oakland sits in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 273 this season. San Diego ranks in the top five at fifth with 278.
Ranking 20th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 171 this season. Oakland ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 203.
The Padres are 21-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Athletics are 17-18 when they hit at least one homer.