Andrew Cashner (0-1, 9.00 ERA) and Rubby De La Rosa (1-0, 10.12 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (4-3) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3) at Petco Park. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 13 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and FSN-SD.
Cashner is 3-2 with a 3.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts against the Diamondbacks. Matt Kemp (.367 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Against the Padres, De La Rosa is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and eight strikeouts. Ender Inciarte (.348 ) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
San Diego is a -168 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 -1 and a record as the favorite of 2-1. The Padres are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with a phenomenal 10.2 per game. San Diego is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping six bases. As for the pitchers, opposing offenses that come to Petco Park have been stifled by the Padres, who have a team ERA of only 0.60 at home. The Padres are the fifth-best team in the NL at limiting hits during home games, allowing only 5.3 hits per game to their opponents this season.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 2-1 record and an overall money line of +164. They have been playing solid baseball as the underdog with a 2-1 record against NL West rivals, and a 3-2 record SU. Arizona is excellent at drawing walks with 3.2 per game, ranking second in the NL. Arizona's pitching staff has set the standard for its league, with an NL-low 0.00 ERA on the road.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks are an even 3-3 against the division, while the Padres 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 managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are heading in with a 2-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 3-1. The Diamondbacks have a 1-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 11th in runs, Arizona has earned 27 this season. San Diego ranks sixth with 31 runs.
Ranking 16th, Arizona is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 17 this season. San Diego ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 19.
The Padres are 1-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 3-0 when they hit at least one homer.