steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 09/24/2013 10:28 AM in Cappers

Tuesday's MLB Free Pick ---San Diego Padres -108---

Arizona vs. San Diego, 09/24/2013 22:10
Money Line: -108 San Diego

Tuesday's MLB Free Pick ---San Diego Padres -108---

The Padres have continued to play well down the stretch, despite having absolutely no shot at a making the playoffs. San Diego is a respectable 13-8 in the month of September and have won 6 of their last 9 overall and 7 of their last 10 at home. The Padres opened up their 4-game series against the Diamondbacks with a 4-1 victory on Monday and are now 6-1 at home vs the Diamondbacks this season.

I look for the dominance to continue with a very favorable pitching matchup tonight. San Diego will send out Tyson Ross, who despite a 3-5 record has pitched exceptionally well. Ross has a 3.15 ERA and 1.112 WHIP over 14 starts and an even better 2.84 ERA and 1.011 WHIP in five starts at Petco Park. He's allowed just 4 earned runs on 10 hits over 14 innings in his two career starts vs Arizona.

The Diamondbacks counter with Wade Miley, who is 10-10 with a respectable 3.75 ERA in 31 starts. However, Miley can't be looking forward to this matchup. He's 1-6 with a 5.96 ERA in eight career starts vs the Padres and 0-4 with a 5.82 ERA against San Diego this season. A big reason for that is the Padres have thrived against left handed starters, as they are hitting .255 with an average of 4.3 runs/game. That's well above their season averages of .243 and 3.7. BET THE PADRES!

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