Tyson Ross (0-0, 3.00 ERA) and Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the San Diego Padres (3-3) and the San Francisco Giants (3-3) at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 10-2 and San Diego leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and can be seen on CSN-BAY and FSN-SD.
Ross is 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts against the Giants. Matt Kemp (.346 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI. Against the Padres, Peavy is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and three strikeouts. Norichika Aoki (.400 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
San Diego is a -138 favorite against San Francisco and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at six runs. The Padres have an overall money line of -101 and a record as the favorite of 1-1. San Diego is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping five bases.
In games where it is the underdog, San Francisco has a 2-2 record and an overall money line of +117. They are 2-2 as the underdog against fellow NL West members, and 3-2 SU. The Giants have a dynamic offense, ranking fourth in the league with 18 extra base hits. San Francisco is excellent at drawing walks with 3.0 per road game, ranking fourth in the NL. San Francisco's pitching staff is one of the top in the NL, with a 2.35 ERA.
The Padres lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Padres and the Giants square off with both holding split records of 3-3 against NL West teams.
San Francisco has lost all of its games (0-1) when leading after 7 innings. However, San Diego has won 67% (2-1) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Giants have a 2-1 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Padres have a slight leg up on the Giants, as the Padres have won their last two games while the Giants have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres and the Giants both have records of 2-1.
Ranking 13th in runs, San Francisco has earned 19 this season. San Diego ranks eighth with 25 runs.
Ranking 12th, San Diego is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 15 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 17.
The Padres are 0-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 1-2 when they hit at least one homer.