San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Petco Park in San Diego
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Yusmeiro Petit (5-4), who is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA this month, will get the start for the San Francisco Giants when they go up against Andrew Cashner (4-7) and the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
On Sunday, Yusmeiro Petit gave up four runs (three earned) in seven innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended up taking the loss. He allowed eight hits in that start and walked no one while striking out eight. Petit now owns a 3.64 ERA following that loss and he has only given up 88 hits in 106.1 innings this season.
Padres outfielder Seth Smith has two hits in his three at-bats against Petit with a home run and two RBI. Will Venable is hitless in five at-bats against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Andrew Cashner won his second consecutive game on Monday when he shut out the Philadelphia Phillies at home. He gave up just two hits in those nine innings of work and he struck out seven batters while walking one. Cashner has a fantastic 2.20 ERA on the season and he has struck out 82 batters in 110.1 innings.
Giants catcher Buster Posey has been able to get five hits in 12 at-bats against Cashner with two home runs and three RBI. All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence is just 1-for-12 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 72-71-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 58-89-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/17/14 CF Angel Pagan Back "?" Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/17/14 P Tim Hudson Hip expected to start Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/16/14 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)
San Diego Padres
09/18/14 P Tyson Ross Arm out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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