In the second of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (4-4) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4) at Petco Park, Odrisamer Despaigne (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 6.23 ERA) get the start. The Diamondbacks won the last game 8-4 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 14 and will air on FSN-AZ and FSN-SD.
In his most recent outing, Despaigne pitched 4.2 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out one in a 1-0 loss to the Giants. Yonder Alonso (.360 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Padres, Hellickson is 0-0 with an 8.10 ERA, eight strikeouts and one walk. Jake Lamb (.400 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Diamondbacks, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one stolen base.
San Diego is a -137 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is six runs. When playing as the favorite, the Padres have a 3-1 record and overall money line at +99. They have performed well against their division to earn an SU record of 4-3 and a 3-1 record when they were the favorite. The Padres have one of the most prolific offenses in the entire NL, averaging 4.4 runs per game. The Padres are an exceptional hitting team with 10.0 hits per game, one of the highest marks in the NL. The Padres are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with six steals, one of the highest totals in baseball. As for the pitching staff, the Padres are fifth in the NL in hits allowed at home with just 5.8 per game.
On the other side, the Diamondbacks have a record of 2-2 when they are the underdog and are +64 overall with the money line. Against divisional rivals, they are 3-3 SU and 2-2 as the underdog. Opposing pitchers have routinely struggled to strike out the Arizona batters, who average an NL-low 0.0 strikeouts per road game.
The only other game between the two teams went Arizona's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Padres are an even 4-4 against the division, while the Diamondbacks sit at 4-3.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Padres are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Padres have a 1-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 3-1. The Diamondbacks have a 2-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both San Diego and Arizona are tied at ninth in runs, each scoring 35 this season.
Ranking 18th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 20 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 13th with 21.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 1-2. When the Diamondbacks hit at least one homer, they have a 3-0 record.