San Diego vs Arizona by Sors
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Ross has posted a stellar 2.77 ERA in ten career starts versus Arizona and is 1-1 with a 1.61 ERA in four starts against the Diamondbacks at Petco Park.
Paul Goldschmidt is 7-for-20, with 2 HR and five walks against Ross, Cliff Pennington is 4-for-8, with 1 RBI, while David Peralta is hitting .333 (4-for-12), with 3 RBI and a walk against him, but A.J. Pollock, Chris Owings, Yasmany Tomas, Nick Ahmed and Aaron Hill are a combined 7-for-50.
Ender Inciarte is 5-for-13, with a walk against Ross, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
San Diego’s offense continues to struggle, as the Padres were limited to three or fewer runs in five of their last seven games and have .229 BA, with 26 runs and 5 HR in this period.
On the other hand, the hosts scored 8 runs on 12 hits in the last game of their three-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday and I think that they may show good efficiency in offense in the opening game of this series, give the fact that the Diamondbacks will send to the mound Robbie Ray (2-2 with a 1.78 ERA).
In the point of fact, the left-hander pitched well in his first four starts this season, but had obvious problems in his previous start versus San Diego, allowing 6 hits and 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings of a 1-8 loss on June 20.
Justin Upton is 0-for-3 against Ray, but Matt Kemp is 2-for-3, Clint Barmes is 2-for-3, with 2 RBI, while Derek Norris is hitting .333 (1-for-3), with a solo home run against him.
I think that San Diego will win the opening game of this series, most probably with more than one run difference.
|San Diego - 1.50||Pinnacle||2.59||8||4-2 WON (+12.72 units)|
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