In the second of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (13-13) and the San Diego Padres (13-13) at AT&T Park, Ryan Vogelsong (0-2, 9.31 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (1-4, 2.61 ERA) take the mound. The Giants won the last game 2-0 and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 5 and will air on FSN-SD and CSN-BAY.
Vogelsong is 4-6 with a 5.66 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 29 walks against the Padres in his career. Angel Pagan (.350, 8 Rs, 8 RBIs, 3 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Giants, Cashner is 2-3 with a 4.54 ERA, 34 strikeouts and nine walks. Justin Upton (.299, 19 Rs, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
San Francisco is a +110 underdog in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is seven runs. When playing as the underdog, the Giants have a 7-6 record and overall money line at -156. They have a 9-13 record SU and are 7-6 as the underdog within their division.
Moving on to the opposing team, the Padres come into this game with a solid win percentage of .643 when playing as the favorite (9-5) and an overall money line of +100. Against divisional foes, they are 12-8 SU and have played well as the favorite with a 9-2 record. The Padres are the number one overall scoring offense in the NL, averaging 5.0 runs per game so far. San Diego's pitching staff has allowed an average of 5.8 runs per game during the last 10 games, higher than their season average of 4.6.
The Padres are 3-2 against the Giants this season. The Giants will take on a right-hander (Cashner) in this game. They have struggled against right-handed starting pitchers this season, going 6-11. The right-handed Vogelsong will take the mound against the Padres, who have an 8-10 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Giants are 10-13 against their divisional rivals, while the Padres are 12-9 against their division.
San Francisco recorded at least two errors for the second time this season.
The Giants are 3-1 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Padres are 0-2 in such matchups.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Padres are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Giants have a 3-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 9-2. The Padres have a 10-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th in runs, San Francisco has earned 81 this season. San Diego ranks third with 131 runs.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 62 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top half at 14th with 81.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 7-7. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 9-6 record.