San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 9/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/25/2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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On Friday night, Ian Kennedy (12-13), who has a 1-1 record with a 4.44 ERA this month, will be on the mound for the San Diego Padres when they face San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (8-12).
Ian Kennedy won his second start in a row last Sunday when he was able to beat the San Francisco Giants at home. He went 6.2 innings in that game and gave up just two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five. Kennedy currently has a 3.76 ERA on the season and he has struck out 201 batters in 194 innings of work.
Giants catcher Buster Posey has 15 hits in 36 at-bats against Kennedy in his career with three doubles and three RBI. Pablo Sandoval is just 11-for-48 against him in his career with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Last weekend, Ryan Vogelsong lost his second consecutive start when he was defeated by the San Diego Padres on the road. He pitched five innings in that outing and gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out five batters and walking one. The right-hander now has a 3.96 ERA on the year and he has given up 172 hits in 179.1 innings.
Padres outfielder Will Venable has eight hits in 19 at-bats against Vogelsong in his career with a double and just two strikeouts. Seth Smith has five hits in 13 at-bats against him with two walks, two doubles and five strikeouts.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 59-93-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.2
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 74-74-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/24/14 CF Abraham Almonte Ankle out indefinitely
09/23/14 P Tyson Ross Forearm out for season
09/03/14 SS Ryan Jackson Undisclosed 60-day DL (9/2)
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
San Francisco Giants
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
09/20/14 1B Michael Morse Oblique out indefinitely
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 60-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego
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