San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:10 PM on FSSD, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (8-9) vs. Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (9-6)
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Monday afternoon, the San Diego Padres will give the ball to Ian Kennedy as they take on the Atlanta Braves and Ervin Santana. Kennedy makes his 23 rd start as Santana makes his 20th.
Ian Kennedy got the win in his last outing and that took his record to 8 - 9 with a 3.66 ERA. In the victory, Kennedy surrendered 3 runs and 3 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 5 while striking out 6. Kennedy is 3 - 0 in his last 5 starts after going 0 - 3 in the previous 4 starts. He has already improved on his win total from 2013 when he went 7 - 10 with a 4.91 ERA in 31 starts for the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last season, Kennedy was 1 -0 with a 5.28 ERA in 3 starts against the Braves. Atlanta is batting .292 against Kennedy with 19 hits, 3 homers and 11 RBIs in 65 at-bats.
Ervin Santana won his 2nd straight the last time out and that boosted his record to 9 6 with a 3.87 ERA. In that outing, Santana gave up just a run on 6 hits in 7.1 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 10. Santana has pitched well as of late and is 4 - 1 in his last 5 starts. Last season, Santana went 9 -10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals.
In 2013, Santana didn't face the Padres but he has seen many of their hitters before. San Diego is batting .241 against Santana with 14 hits and 6 RBIs in 58 at-bats.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 32-65-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.3
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 41-56-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
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)
06/14/14 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
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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