The MLB marathon is back today as the Arizona Diamondbacks will clash with the San Diego Padres in game one of a three-game set from Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Diamondbacks have opted for Zack Greinke and the Luis Perdomo get the call for the Padres.
Arizona Diamondbacks Form
The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the better teams in the National League West. They are racing for the top spot with the Dodgers for the top spot in the division. They are heading into this game after a loss from the Cubs with a score of 7-6.
The Diamondbacks have averaged 4.20 runs per game and have allowed 3.75 runs per game on the road so far this season.
Zack Greinke record against the Padres stands at 10-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 20 starts, including 4-2 with a 1.82 ERA in 11 starts here at Petco Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Diamondbacks have some average stats as they are placed on the 17th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.42 runs per game, while also being 28th in hitting at .232 and 18th place in homers with a total of 109. On the mound, they have been very solid as they are the 5th best team in the league in ERA at 3.61, while also being 8th place in WHIP at 1.23 and 10th spot is K’s with 900.
San Diego Padres Form
The Padres are one of the worst teams in the MLB this season. They are heading into this game after a three games series against the New York Mets. And while they managed to surprise the Mets in the first game, their glory was short lived as they lost the other two games. These losses put their recent record at 25 losses in the last 25 games.
The Padres have averaged 3.98 runs per game and have allowed 5.12 runs per game at their home ground this season.
Luis Perdomo record against the Diamondbacks stands at 4-4 with a 5.51 ERA in 11 games (seven starts).
On the offensive side of the game, the Padres are poor this season as they are placed on the 28th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.71 runs per game, while also being on the 27th place in hitting at .232 and 27th spot in homers with a total of 90 so far. On the mound, their stats are below average as they are placed on the 20th spot in the league in ERA at 4.37, while also being on the 21st spot in WHIP at 1.35 and 11th place in K’s with 886.
The Diamondbacks were surprised in the last game against the Cubs. Although they played well, they ended up on the losing side. However, they are one of the most solid teams in their division and their pitching is good lately. On the other side, the Padres are a poor team and it seems that they cannot improve this season. Go for the Diamonds in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres 07/27/2018 is: Take the Arizona Diamondbacks -175 (money line bet)
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