San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/11/2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Chase Field in Phoenix
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Left-hander Eric Stults (6-16) will try to snap his three-game losing streak when the San Diego Padres face off against Vidal Nuno (0-5) and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Eric Stults picked up his league-worst 16th loss last Friday when he was beaten by the Colorado Rockies on the road. The left-hander pitched 6.1 innings in that outing and gave up three runs on eight base hits while walking one batter and striking out four. Stults has given up 10.1 hits per nine innings this season and now has a 4.55 ERA.
Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is 6-for-22 against Stults in his career with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. Veteran outfielder Cody Ross is just 3-for-19 against him with a home run and three strikeouts.
Lefty Vidal Nuno lost his second consecutive start last week when he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He did pitch pretty well in that game, though, by going seven innings and giving up just two runs on seven hits while walking two batters and striking out five. Nuno has struck out 114 batters in 146.1 innings this season and currently has a 4.37 ERA.
Earlier this season, Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin went 2-for-3 against Nuno with no walks and no strikeouts. None of the Padres have faced the left-hander more than three times.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 52-88-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.3
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-75-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/03/14 SS Ryan Jackson Undisclosed 60-day DL (9/2)
08/30/14 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder out indefinitely
08/14/14 1B Yonder Alonso Forearm 15-day DL (8/13), out for season
08/12/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (8/10)
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
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 Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
09/05/14 P Brad Ziegler Knee out for season
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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