Colin Rea (3-2, 4.47 ERA) and Wade Miley (5-2, 4.95 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a two-game series between the San Diego Padres (21-33) and the Seattle Mariners (30-22) at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 14-6, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 2 and can be seen on FSSD and RTNW.
Rea pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 9-5 defeat to the Dodgers. Wil Myers (.273, 29 Rs, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs, 6 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Miley went 4.0 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out six and walking four in a 6-5 defeat to the Twins in his last outing. Kyle Seager (.287, 32 Rs, 10 HRs, 33 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 4 for 5 yesterday with two runs.
The odds for San Diego and Seattle are Mariners -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Mariners lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
Seattle recorded at least two errors for the eighth time this season.
The Padres managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mariners who are coming in with an 18-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
With records of 6-24 and 4-16 respectively, the Padres and the Mariners both perform poorly when they are outhit by their opponent.
Ranking first in home runs, Seattle has hit 78 this season. San Diego ranks 19th with 54 home runs.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.89 per game. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.90.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.663). Seattle ranks in the top five with an OPS of .779.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 20-17. When the Padres allow one or more homers, they have an 11-21 record.