The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park. The Padres need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants look to build on their nine-game winning streak.
The San Diego Padres have scored two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jake Cronenworth leads the Padres with 138 hits and 63 RBI while Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer have combined for 261 hits and 148 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 10-9 with a 2.93 ERA and 180 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Giants have won 11 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 125 hits and 80 RBI while Buster Posey and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 199 hits and 104 RBI. The San Francisco Giants didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Padres are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 3-13 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 21-8 in their last 29 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 overall. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Musgrove has been really good this season with an ERA under three on the year, and he’s giving up a .202 batting average on the road. However, I’m not sure it matters with the Padres offense ice cold and the losses piling up. The Giants have won nine straight and seem to win regardless of who takes the hill. I’m not stepping in front of the Giants and you probably shouldn’t either. Give me the Giants.