Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66 ERA) takes the mound for the San Francisco Giants (28-19) as they meet Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (19-27) in the second of a three-game series at AT&T Park. The Giants won the last game 1-0, and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 24 and will air on CSBA, FSSD and ESPN.
In his most recent outing, Samardzija pitched 8.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out eight in a 3-1 victory over the Padres. Hunter Pence (.294, 24 Rs, 7 HRs, 33 RBIs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one RBI. The Padres were unsuccessful the last time Cashner pitched. He went 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out one and walking one in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.
The odds are Giants -200 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7 at the moment.
The Giants had their way with the Padres in their previous seven games this season, winning them all
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Giants hold an 18-11 record against the NL West Division this season, while the Padres have a 9-16 record against the division.
After last game's shutout win against San Diego, the Giants now have three shutouts this season. The Padres have been shut out in 10 games this season.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Giants are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Padres have a 6-4 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Padres, as the Giants have won their last three games while the Padres have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 13-2. The Giants have a 19-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, San Diego sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 162 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 with 199.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 119 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at second with 184.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 18-9, well-matched with the Padres who are 15-7 when hitting one or more homers.