Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game three of their series at Petco Park. The Padres are -135 favorites over the Padres with an over/under total set 6.5.
The San Diego Padres have lost the first two games of the series as it becomes more and more evident that they just don’t have the bats to compete. On Tuesday Blake Tekotte had three hits, and Jason Bartlett and Chase Headley each had hits as the Padres didn’t score a run off of their six hits. On the mound starter Mat Latos allowed six hits and a run while striking out six over seven innings of work to take his 11th loss of the season. For Wednesday Night’s game San Diego starts Tim Stauffer who has lost three of his last four starts. For the season Stauffer has allowed 132 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 102 in 136.2 innings of work.
The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t get a lot of offense but when you shut your opponent out it doesn’t take much to get the win. Matt Kemp had two hits and drove in a run, Dee Gordon had two hits and scored a run, and Aaron Miles had a triple as the Dodgers had seven hits and a run for the night. On the mound Hiroki Kuroda allowed four hits and struck out eight over seven shutout innings while Javy Guerra picked up his ninth save of the year. For Wednesday’s game Los Angles starts Ted Lilly who won last time out. For the season Lilly has allowed 131 hits and 69 earned runs while striking out 94 in 123.2 innings of work.
San Diego is 2-8 in their last 10 games against a left handed starter, 3-14 in their last 17 against the N.L. West, and 11-4 in Stauffer’s last 15 games against the N.L. West. Los Angeles is 6-2 in theirlast eight games against a right handed starter, 6-1 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 in Lilly’s last five road starts. Los Angeles has won the last five meetings of these two.
Don’t expect too much offense as Petco is a pitcher’s park and neither of these teams is doing anything positive at the plate these days. Take the under 6.5 runs here.