San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, second game of the series. Last night the Padres suffered a painful defeat in the first game of the series. The visitors gave a tough lesson to rookie Allen in his first season as a pitcher with the Padres. Samardzija won one more victory but his personal record is still negative. The home team has defensive problems, the team allows too many runs per game at home.
San Diego Parents: We do not want to lose again.
The Padres suffered last night in each of the innings against the Giants in the first of the series. Before the end of the game, the Giants were already 6 runs ahead. The home team could not score until the sixth inning, a single run. The other run was in the seventh inning. The Giants won the game 13-2. This is the second loss against the Giants this season. The first defeat was in the first 2-3 series.
At home the Padres are scoring 3.84 runs per game, 2.77 walks, 7.36 hits, 1.36 home runs, 12.16 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.20 runs per game, 2.39 walks, 8.70 strike outs, 8.00 hits, 1.30 home runs, 12.50 left on base. In the last series at home against the Cards, the second game was a 12-2 defeat.
Matt Strahm will open the second game of the series. The season has been negative for Strahm so far. Two seasons with the Padres and both have been negative. Although this season is not over yet. 3-6 in 14 games as a starter. 4.94 ERA, 74.2 pitched innings, 76 hits, 42 runs, 16 home runs, 71 strike outs, 1.232 WHIP. The last game of Strahm was a victory against the Brewers 8-7.
San Francisco Giants: We can win again.
The Giants took a heavy blow in San Diego last night. If they use the same strategy tonight, they can surely win the series. The best player of the Giants was Evan Longoria with 3 runs, 2 hits and 2 RBI in 4 at bats. The Giants used only two pitchers in all the game. Samardzija was impeccable in 8 innings and Derek Holland pitched in the last inning.
On the road the Giants are scoring an average of 4.78 runs per game, 3.02 walks, 7.76 hits, 1.20 home runs, 12.73 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.12 runs per game, 3.46 walks, 7.83 strike outs, 8.51 hits, 1.63 home runs, 13.83 left on base. In the first game the Giants allowed only 5 hits to the home team.
Tyler Beede will be on the mount tonight. This is the second season with the Giants. The season has been negative for him so far. 1-3 in seven games as a starter. 6.45 ERA, 37.2 pitched innings, 42 hits, 29 runs, 7 home runs, 39 strike outs, 1.858 WHIP. The last game of Beede on the road was against the Diamondbacks 7-4.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants 07/02/2019 is: take the OVER 8.5 (TOTALS).
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