The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Giants have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 22 hits and nine RBI while Evan Longoria and Austin Slater have combined for 36 hits and 19 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.14 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Padres have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 31 hits and 17 RBI while Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado have combined for 52 hits and 24 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 1.24 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games. The Padres are 10-1 in their last 11 Sunday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 8-3 in Giants last 11 road games. The under is 13-3 in Padres last 16 home games. The Giants are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings.
You can make a case for the San Francisco Giants, as Kevin Gausman has been highly impressive this season, allowing eight runs in 33.2 innings, but the Giants haven’t had the same success on the road as they’ve had at home. The San Diego Padres have figured things out this week and the offense has really picked up. Joe Musgrove has allowed four earned runs in 29 innings and is averaging 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Give me the Padres at home.