San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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Saturday afternoon, Eric Stults (8 – 17, 4.42 ERA) gets the call for the San Diego Padres as they square off against Jake Peavy (7 – 13, 3.78 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants. It will be the 32nd starts of the season for both pitchers.
Eric Stults turned in a solid performance in his last outing as he took home the win. Stults hurled 6.1 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 7 hits and a walk as he struck out 5. Stults has been up and down in his last few trips to the hill and is 5 -4 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Stults made 33 starts en route to an 11 -13 record with an ERA of 3.93.
Last season, Stults was 2 -2 with a 5.91 ERA in 6 starts against the Giants. This season, he is 2 - 1 in 3 encounters with San Francisco.
Jake Peavy had a good start his last time out but didn’t get the decision. Through 7 innings of work, Peavy surrendered 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 4. Since coming over from the Boston Red Sox in July, Peavy has been a solid contributor for the Giants. He is 6 - 4 in his 11 starts for San Francisco. Last season, Peavy was 12 -5 with a 4.17 ERA in 23 starts for the Chicago White Sox and the Red Sox.
Peavy didn’t face the Padres in 2013 and has only faced 4 of the San Diego hitters before. Jeff Francoeur has the most experience against Peavy and owns a .344 average with 2 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 60-93-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.2
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 75-74-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/26/14 P Odrisamer Despaigne Back out for season
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)
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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