San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 10:15 PM on FSSD, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
San Diego Padres - Erlin, R (1-3) vs. San Francisco Giants - Hudson, T (3-1)
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San Diego pitcher Robbie Erlin's (1-3) ERA was the victim of a taxed out bullpen in his last outing as the pitcher was forced to suffer on the mound, allowing 8 runs on 13 hits in 5.2 innings against the Nationals. It was the pitcher's third straight poor start and righting the ship won't be easy against the consistent Tim Hudson (3-1) and the Giants.
Erlin's ERA climbed from 4.15 to 6.35 after the embarrassing outing his last start. Erlin has now allowed 15 runs in his last 16 innings pitched over three appearances. The second year pitcher made a start against the Giants on April 20th as San Francisco tallied 4 runs over 6 innings including a 2-run HR by Buster Posey in the 1st. Both Posey and Angel Pagan are batting .500 in 6 AB's against Erwin.
The 38-year-old Hudson has thrived in his first season in the Bay. The pitcher has been about as consistent as you can be, tossing past the 7th inning in each of his five starts while throwing 98 pitches or less his last 3. Hudson's only loss on the season came on April 19th against these same Padres even though Hudson allowed only 2 runs in 7 innings. The Giants offense belted out only 4 hits in that 1-2 loss.
The current Padres roster has a combined 136 AB's against the 15-year veteran Hudson. San Diego CF Cameron Maybin has had moderate success against the lefty hitting 6 for 16 (.375), but the team has batted 235 with 30 K's as a whole.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 5-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.8
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 13-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/25/14 3B Chase Headley Calf 15-day DL (4/24)
04/25/14 LF Seth Smith Groin out indefinitely
03/30/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
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
San Francisco Giants
04/22/14 P David Huff Quad 15-day DL (4/22)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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