San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins, first game of the series. The Padres start another series at home after sweeping the Diamondbacks. The home record has improved in the last 10 games, but they still have problems to win at home. The Padres have good defense at home but the offense left much to be desired. The Marlins were almost swept by the Nationals in the last series on the road. The record on the road is a disaster this season for the Miami team.
San Diego Padres: Every time we play better.
The Padres at home have fourteen victories in 28 games. The team has had problems all season at home to win. The last series at home was against the Diamondbacks. The Padres won 3-0, but before that they had lost the series against the Pirates 1-3. The record in the last ten games is 6-4 until now. This is the first series against the Marlins since June 2018. The last series the Padres won on the road 2-1.
At home the Padres are scoring an average of 3.43 runs per game, 2.44 walks, 7.04 hits, 1.22 home runs, 11.59 left on base. The defense is strong and only allow 3.75 runs per game, 2.37 walks, 9.33 strike outs, 7.82 hits, 1.22 home runs, 12.33 left on base. In the last series, the Padres allowed just five runs to the Diamondbacks.
Joey Lucchesi will open the series against the Marlins tonight. 3-3 in ten games as a starter. 4.25 ERA, 55.0 Innings pitched, 51 hits, 27 runs, 7 home runs, 57 strike outs, 1,182 WHIP. Lucchesi’s last home win was against the Giants 4-1 in March. It’s the only victory Lucchesi has at home this season.
Miami Marlins: We do not know how to win.
The Marlins have a terribly negative record on the road this season. Eight wins and 17 defeats. Three victories in the first ten games of the season on the road. The worst has been a losing streak of five games. Prior to this series against the Padres, the team lost 3-1 on the road against the Nationals. The only decent thing the last 10 games, is the victory against the Tigers 3-0 in the series.
On the road the Marlins are scoring an average of 3.00 runs per game, 2.72 walks, 7.80 hits, 0.76 home runs, 14.08 left on base. The defense is one of the worst allowing up to 5.16 runs per game, 4.20 walks, 8.00 strike outs, 8.32 hits, 1.52 home runs, 13.80 left on base. In the last series, against the Nats the team allowed up to 26 runs in three games.
Caleb Smith will be on the mount tonight against the Padres. 3-2 in 10 games as a starter. 3.05 ERA, 56.0 pitched innings, 38 hits, 19 runs, 8 home runs, 72 strike outs, 0.964 WHIP. This season Smith has only one victory on the road against the Phillies 3-1.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins 05/31/2019 is: take the Miami Marlins +150 (Moneyline).
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