San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, first game of the series. The Padres are ready for another series at home after winning the last two. The home team has a winning streak of five games at home. The Giants also reach the series with a victory in the last series on the road, but with a negative record this season. The series is the second this season between the two teams.
San Diego Padres: For another victory.
The Padres at home have a positive record with 23 wins and only 21 defeats so far. The last two series were important to raise the spirits of the team at home. 2-1 against the Cardinals, and before that series the team won 3-0 against the Brewers. With those last victories the record happened to be positive, until recently it was a negative record.
At home the Padres are scoring an average of 3.89 runs per game, 2.79 walks, 7.41 hits, 1.40 home runs, 12.07 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.00 runs per game, 2.37 walks, 8.77 strike outs, 7.86 hits and 1.26 home runs. In the last series at home the Padres allowed only 8 runs in all three games.
Logan Allen will open the first game of the series. This will be his third game as a professional with the Padres. Allen so far has only two wins and zero defeats. 13.0 pitched innings, 1.38 ERA, 11 hits, 2 runs, 0 home runs, 10 strike outs, 1,154 WHIP. Allen’s last game at home was against the Brewers 4-1.
San Francisco Giants: We are inspired.
The Giants on the road have a negative record with 18 wins and 22 losses. The last series on the road was against the Diamondbacks, two victories in the first games and one defeat in the last game. With those two victories in the series the Giants put an end to three consecutive defeats on the road. In June the Giants won only two series.
On the road the Giants are scoring an average of 4.58 runs per game, 3.02 walks, 8.40 strike outs, 7.60 hits, 1.15 home runs, 12.68 left on base. The defense is pessimistic and allow up to 5.20 runs per game, 3.50 walks, 7.85 strike outs, 8.60 hits, 1.68 home runs, 13.78 left on base. In the last series on the road the Giants allowed up to 12 runs.
Jeff Samardzija will be on the mount for the first game of the series. So far the season has been negative for him. 4-7 in 16 games as a starter. 4.52 ERA, 83.2 pitched innings, 82 hits, 49 runs, 14 home runs, 72 strike outs, 1,291 WHIP. The last game of Samardjiza was against the Diamondbacks in the first of the series with an 11-5 victory.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants 07/01/2019 is: take the OVER 8.5 (TOTALS).
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