Drew Pomeranz (4-3, 1.80 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (17-23) take on Johnny Cueto (5-1, 2.97 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (23-18) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the second of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Giants won the last game 5-1, continuing a six-game winning streak. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 18 and can be seen on CSBA and FSSD.
Pomeranz pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out 10 and walking three in a 1-0 win over the Cubs. Matt Kemp (.250, 20 Rs, 10 HRs, 29 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Cueto went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks in his most recent start. Brandon Belt (.311, 20 Rs, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Giants, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for San Diego and San Francisco are Giants -135, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 6.5.
The Giants have the edge in the season series, 4-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
The Padres are struggling at 7-12 in their division, while the Giants are 15-11.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Padres are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Giants have a 9-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
The Giants are coming into the game with six consecutive wins, while the Padres currently have a losing streak of two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 12-2. The Giants have a 16-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, San Diego has earned 145 this season. San Francisco ranks seventh with 186 runs.
Ranking 27th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 99 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at second with 164.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 14-7, well-matched with the Giants who are 15-9 when hitting one or more homers.