In the last of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (28-19) and the San Diego Padres (19-27) at AT&T Park, Jake Peavy (1-5, 8.21 ERA) and James Shields (2-6, 3.07 ERA) get the ball. The Giants won the last game 8-2, and San Francisco leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 25 and will air on CSBA and FSSD.
In his last start, Peavy pitched 1.2 innings, giving up five runs and walking two in an 8-1 loss to the Cubs. Hunter Pence (.294, 24 Rs, 7 HRs, 33 RBIs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one RBI. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Giants 3-1 the last time Shields pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out seven and walking one.
The odds are Giants -150 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
The Giants are a perfect 7-0 against the Padres this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Giants sit at 18-11 against the division, while the Padres are struggling at 9-16.
When leading after seven innings, San Francisco is 8-6, while San Diego is 10-12.
The Padres didn't score any runs in their last game. The Giants have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 6-20. The Giants have a 7-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Both San Francisco and San Diego are tied at 25th in home runs, hitting 39 this season.
Ranking 30th, San Diego is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.39 per game. San Francisco ranks in the top half at 12th with 8.62.
Ranking 29th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.626). San Francisco ranks in the top half with an OPS of .727.
The Padres are 9-16 when they allow at least one home run. San Francisco has the same record when allowing one or more homers.