New York Mets at San Diego Padres 7/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/17/2014
Friday, July 18, 10:10 PM on SNY, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
New York Mets - Colon, B (8-8) vs. San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (7-9)
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On Friday night, Bartolo Colon will be looking to end his three-game losing streak when he and the New York Mets face Ian Kennedy and the San Diego Padres.
Veteran Bartolo Colon went eight innings against the Atlanta Braves in his last start, but he still ended up suffering his eighth loss of the season. He allowed three runs on 10 hits in that outing while striking out seven hitters and walking zero. He is now 8-8 with a 3.99 ERA and has given up 9.4 hits per nine innings.
Padres veteran Carlos Quentin has three hits in seven at-bats against Colon with a double and no strikeouts. Rene Rivera is the only player on the Padres who has been able to hit a home run off of Colon.
Ian Kennedy pitched eight shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, but he got no run support from his offense and had to settle for a no decision. He only allowed three hits in that game and walked four batters while striking out eight. In the first half of the season, Kennedy went 7-9 for the Padres with a 3.47 ERA and he struck out 133 hitters in 124.1 innings on the mound.
Mets third baseman David Wright is 5-for-15 against Kennedy with two doubles and two home runs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 43-41-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.2
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 29-62-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/06/14 P Jon Niese Back 15-day DL (7/5)
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
San Diego Padres
07/13/14 1B Tommy Medica Groin questionable
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/15/14 P Nick Vincent Shoulder 15-day DL (6/12)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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