San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays, first game of the series. The Rays are still looking for more victories to make the miracle of the playoffs a reality. So far almost perfect in the last 10 games on the road with only three losses. The Padres have done well in the last series at home, but the team has no goal of playoffs. The series will be interesting because of the effort of the Rays.
San Diego Padres: We are not easy at home.
Padres at home have negative numbers. 28 wins and 31 losses. But in the last series at home the home team won 3-1 against the Rockies. 5-5 in the last 10 games at home. The season did not start well at home, but apparently the Padres want to close the season with positive numbers playing at home.
At home the Padres are scoring an average 4.12 runs, 3.28 walks, 9.08 strike outs, 9.17 hits, 1.42 home runs, 15.23 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.77 runs per game, 2.82 walks, 9.67 strike outs, 7.77 hits, 14.18 left on base.
Joey Lucchesi 7-6 in 22 games as a starter, this season the record has remained negative for him. 4.19 ERA, 122.1 pitched innings, 105 hits, 59 runs, 16 home runs, 119 strike outs and 1177 WHIP. The last game was a defeat against the Giants 1-2 at home.
Tampa Bay Rays: Losing is better.
The Rays have not lost a game on the road in the last seven games. The Rays swept the Mariners, Red Sox, and won the series against the Blue Jays. So far the team has only two defeats in the last 10 games on the road. The last series was heavy against the Mariners. So far the Rays are 69-50 waiting for the Twins to lose games.
On the road the Rays are scoring an average of 4.88 runs per game, 3.28 walks, 9.08 strike outs, 9.17 hits, 1.42 home runs, 15.23 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.77 runs per game, 2.82 walks, 9.67 strike outs, 7.77 hits, 1.07 home runs, 14.18 left on base.
Diego Castillo for the first game of this series. So far the season has been negative for him. 2-6 in 2 games as a starter, but the Rays have used the castle in 45 games so far. 43.2 pitched innings, 3.50 ERA, 39 hits, 21 runs, 5 home runs, 49 strike outs, 1351 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays 08/12/2019 is: take the Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (Runline).
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