Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 5:40 PM on ROOT, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Liriano, F (1-5) vs. San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (4-6)
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Wednesday evening, the Pittsburgh Pirates will take the field behind Francisco Liriano as they take on the San Diego Padres and Ian Kennedy. It will be the 13th start for both pitchers.
Francisco Liriano finally got his first win of the season in his last start. It took his record to 1 – 5 with an ERA of 3.42. In that outing, Liriano pitched 5 innings of shutout ball and gave up just 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. With just 1 win, it will be tough for Liriano to match last season’s 16 - 8 record and 3.02 ERA in 26 starts.
In 2013, Liriano won his only start against the Padres after pitching 7 scoreless innings and allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 13. Overall, he has held the Padres to just a .200 batting average and only 4 Padres have hits off of him.
Ian Kennedy picked up his second straight win in his last start and that boosted his record to 4 – 6 with a 3.42 ERA. In that outing, Kennedy gave up just a run on 4 hits with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. He should be able to improve on last year’s numbers when he went 7 – 10 with a 4.91 ERA in 31 starts with the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 2013, Kennedy was 1- 1 with a 5.06 ERA in 2 starts against the Pirates. Kennedy will have to watch out for Pittsburgh’s Ike Davis. Davis is 4 of 9 with 4 home runs and 4 RBIS against the right-hander.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-27-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 20-35-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
San Diego Padres
06/02/14 CF Cameron Maybin Calf questionable
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (5/18)
05/17/14 P Andrew Cashner Elbow 15-day DL (5/15)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
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
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego
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