Madison Bumgarner (4-2, 2.72 ERA) gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants (22-18) as they meet Colin Rea (3-1, 4.24 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (17-22) in the first of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Giants go into this series looking to continue a five-game winning streak. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 17 and will air on CSBA and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Rea pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out three and walking four in a 7-4 victory over the Cubs. Melvin Upton Jr. (.281, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 Sunday. The Giants were victorious over the Blue Jays 5-4 the last time Bumgarner pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking four. Brandon Belt (.305, 19 Rs, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Sunday.
The Giants are a -170 road favorite for this matchup with the Padres. The total is 6.5. San Francisco has a one-game lead in the NL West standings and an 11-8 record on the road. The Padres are a half-game out of late place with the worst offense in the division and third-worst in the NL by runs per game.
Pick - SFG
The Padres are struggling at 7-11 in their division, while the Giants are 14-11.
San Diego has won 47% (9-10) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 54% (7-6) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are heading in with an 8-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 12-2. The Giants have a 15-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 144 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five with 181.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.658). San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .747.
The Giants are 7-15 when they allow at least one home run. The Padres perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 7-12 record.