Brandon Morrow (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Chase Anderson (0-0, 5.40 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (5-4) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4) at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 5-1 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 9:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 15 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and FSN-SD.
Morrow pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 1-0 defeat to the Giants. Matt Kemp (.368 ) had a good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. Against the Padres, Anderson is 2-1 with a 4.20 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts. Jake Lamb (.389 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
San Diego is a -137 favorite against Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at six runs. The Padres have an overall money line of -58 and a record as the favorite of 3-2. Within its division, San Diego has a 3-2 record as favorite and a 4-4 record SU. The Padres have no trouble scoring as they rank fifth in the NL in offense with 4.4 runs per game. The Padres are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.9 per game. Turning to the pitchers, opponents have consistently been struck out by the Padres, who rank third in the NL in strikeouts per game with 9.0.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 3-2 record and an overall money line of +211. They have been playing solid baseball as the underdog with a 3-2 record against NL West rivals, and a 4-3 record SU. Arizona is excellent at drawing walks with 4.0 per road game, ranking second in the NL. When it comes to issuing walks on the road, the Diamondbacks have the fewest in the NL with only 1.0 walks allowed per game.
The Padres have a 3-3 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Anderson takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
This season, the Diamondbacks hold an even 4-4 record against NL West teams. The Padres sit at 5-4 against these opponents.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Padres are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Diamondbacks are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Padres have a 2-1 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 4-1. The Diamondbacks have a 2-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top 10 of the league based on total runs this season, San Diego ranks seventh with 40 runs and Arizona is 10th with 36.
San Diego and Arizona both rank in the top half of the league in walks. San Diego sits at 14th with 23 this season and Arizona ranks 12th with 24.
The Padres are 2-2 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 3-0 when they hit at least one homer.