- Padres are 3-9 last 12 road games vs. RH starter
- Padres are 2-8 last 10 vs. team with a winning record
- Giants are 40-18 last 58 overall
- OVER is 5-0 last 5 head to head meetings
The San Diego Padres are currently in a tie for the 2nd wild card spot in the NL, but they’ve got plenty of company with the Reds, Cardinals, Phillies, and Mets all within 3 games with about three weeks left in the season. SD needs a big outing from Yu Darvish on Monday as they visit a San Francisco Giants team on a 7-game winning streak.
San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Schedule
- Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
- When:Monday, September 13, 9:45PM ET
- How To Watch: BSSD
Padres vs Giants Vegas Odds
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All on Darvish Here
One of the best chances the Padres have on Monday night is a 3-1 type win on the back of a strong Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.95 ERA) outing. You just can’t trust San Diego’s offense right now as they’ve been shut out in 3 of their past 5 games, albeit the last two by Julio Urias and Max Scherzer.
The only problem is that we don’t know what to expect from Darvish either. Since July 1st the right-hander has given up at least 4 ER in 7 of 10 starts. He missed two weeks in the middle of August with lower back tightness and has allowed 10 ER in three starts since coming back. That does include 6 innings of 3-hit, 1 ER ball last time out in a win over the Angels though.
The Padres just got done running through a gauntlet of Urias, Walker Buehler, and Scherzer – three of the top four Cy Young candidates in the NL. You have to think they get a bit of a reprieve up against San Francisco in a bullpen outing on Monday night.
Giants Still Fighting
The Dodgers have kept a torch to the tail of the Giants all season long, and San Francisco has answered the bell every time on their current 7-game win streak. SF looked like they might be vulnerable in a 3-game set in Colorado against a Rockies team that is great at home or in a 3-game cross-country trip to Chicago against a Cubs team that has been streaking lately. Nope, the Giants took all six while scoring 56 total runs.
The San Francisco bats have a tough test against Darvish, and haven’t faced him since the end of April. Darvish also had a 2.13 ERA in April, a number that has ballooned to 6+ in July, August, and September not to mention being 5.40 on the road compared to 3.19 at home.
Oddsmakers like the Giants at -120 in this spot even while likely pitching a bullpen game. Anthony Desclafani is up in the rotation but he’s battled injuries over the past month and lasted just 4-1/3 the last time out albeit at Coors Field. Dominic Leone is the scheduled ‘opener’ tossing 2 innings on Friday vs. the Cubs before giving way to the bullpen as scheduled.
Prediction & Pick
Who will win tonight’s MLB game:
It hasn’t been very profitable betting against San Francisco this season, but they are up against it having to do a bullpen day against a San Diego team that is anxious to see somebody that isn’t a Cy Young candidate.
Padres 6 – Giants 4
- Padres win