The MLB is back on Thursday evening as the San Diego Padres will clash with Arizona Diamondbacks in game two of their four-game series from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Padres will give the nod to Eric Lauer and the Diamondbacks will counter with Shelby Miller.
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres are one of the worst teams in the league this season as they are sitting at the last place in the National League West. Their current form is not impressive as they have lost 12 of their last 15 games. It seems that their main problem is the offence as they cannot find the right combination this season. San Diego has averaged 3.35 runs per game and has allowed 3.98 ERA on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Padres have been poor this season as they are placed on the 27th spot in the league in scoring, putting up just 3.71 runs per game, while also being 27th in hitting at .234 and 27th in homers with a total of 71 so far. On the mound, their stats are not so great as they are placed on the 18th spot in the league in ERA at 4.15, while also holding the 19th place in WHIP at 1.33 and 15th place in K’s with 729.
Arizona Diamondbacks Form
The Arizona Diamondbacks went through a bad patch recently as they have lost 4 games in a row. However, they were able to bounce back with a 4-2 home win over the Cardinals on Tuesday evening. However, Arizona is in a tight race with the Dodgers for first place in the National League West. They will need to be more consistent if they want to be at the top of the division.
Shelby Miller record against the Padres stands at 2-2 with a 4.54 ERA in eight games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Diamondbacks have been below average this season as they are placed on the 18th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.38 runs per game, while also being a 29th spot in hitting at .229 and 17th place in homers with a total of 95. On the mound, they are one of the best teams in the league as they are place ranked 3rd in ERA at 3.51, while also being 9th in WHIP at 1.22 and 12th is K’s with 744.
The Padres are having a poor season. They have the ability but it seems that it is just their year. On the other side, the Diamondbacks are one of the better teams in the division and they need a win in order to keep the pace with the Dodgers for the top spot in the division. I feel that they will be dominant in this game. Go for the Diamondbacks.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 07/05/2018 is: Take the Arizona Diamondbacks -140 (money line bet)
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