In the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-29) and the San Diego Padres (20-30) at Chase Field, Archie Bradley (1-0, 7.84 ERA) and Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70 ERA) take the mound. The Diamondbacks won the last game 8-7, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and will air on FSAZ and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Bradley pitched 6.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking three in a 10-5 victory over the Rockies. Paul Goldschmidt (.250, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs, 6 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, two RBIs, and one stolen base. The Padres were unsuccessful the last time Pomeranz pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out four and walking four in a 1-0 loss to the Giants. Melvin Upton Jr. (.264, 20 Rs, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Padres, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Padres -110 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Diamondbacks are 3-2 against the Padres this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Padres are struggling at 10-19 in their division, while the Diamondbacks sit at 11-14.
When leading after seven innings, San Diego is 10-12, while Arizona is 10-15.
The Padres managed to give up seven walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 15-7. The Padres have a 14-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, San Diego sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 184 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 233.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 131 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half with 152.
The Diamondbacks are 18-17 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 16-10 when they hit at least one homer.