San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/27/2014
Wednesday, May 28, 9:40 PM on FSSD, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
San Diego Padres - Stauffer, T (2-0) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (2-0)
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San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer will be making his second start of the season when he takes on rookie Chase Anderson and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
After making 13 appearances out of the bullpen, Tim Stauffer returned to the mound as a starter last week and was able to beat the Chicago Cubs after throwing five scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits in that start and struck out five while walking just one. He now has a 1.90 ERA through 23.2 innings and he has struck out 23 batters.
Miguel Montero has struggled against Stauffer in his career, going just 4-for-18 with five strikeouts. Martin Prado is 4-for-12 against him with a double, a home run and two RBI, while center fielder A.J. Pollock has two hits in five at-bats against him with a double and two strikeouts.
Right-hander Chase Anderson made the second Major League start of his career a week and a half ago and ended up with the win against the Los Angeles Dodgers despite giving up five runs. He has pitched a total of 10.2 innings this season and has a 5.06 ERA with eight strikeouts.
All of the Padres will be seeing Anderson for the first time on Wednesday. They can expect to see a 92 mph fastball that he throws about 60 percent of the time, along with a curveball and a changeup.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 18-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 26-24-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -1.2
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
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
05/26/14 2B Aaron Hill Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. San Diego Padres
05/06/14 P J.J. Putz Elbow 15-day DL (5/4)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-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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