Brandon Morrow (1-3, 5.67 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (1-3) meet Tim Lincecum (12-9, 4.74 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (3-1) in the second of a four-game division series at Petco Park. The Giants won the last game 1-0 and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 10 and will air on CSN-BAY and FSN-SD.
Morrow gets the start after pitching 33.1 innings last year, wrapping up the season with a 1-3 record, 5.67 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts. Yonder Alonso (.467 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday. In his pitching opportunities against the Padres, Lincecum is 18-6 with a 2.27 ERA, 218 strikeouts and 82 walks. Norichika Aoki (.412 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
San Diego is a -120 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs.
Switching gears, the Giants come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the underdog (1-1) and an overall money line of +96. The Giants rank second in the NL in scoring, averaging 5.3 runs per game. San Francisco is one of the top hitting teams in the NL with an average of 12.3 hits per contest.
So far this season, the Giants are 1-0 against the Padres.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
The Giants hold a 3-1 record against the NL West Division this season, while the Padres have a 1-3 record against the division.
San Francisco earned its first shutout of the season in its last game. San Diego has been shut out one time this season.
The Giants are 1-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Padres are 0-1 in such matchups.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Padres, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Padres have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 1-1. The Giants have a 2-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th in runs, San Diego has earned 14 this season. San Francisco ranks fifth with 17 runs.
Ranking 10th, San Diego is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 10 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fifth with 12.
The Padres are 0-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 1-1 when they hit at least one homer.