SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The San Diego Padres need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning 8 of their last 11 games.
The San Diego Padres have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Padres have lost 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 84 hits and 46 RBI, while Jake Cronenworth and Eric Hosmer have combined for 146 hits and 75 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 7-3 with a 3.26 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 2-3 with a 2.09 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 94 hits and 56 RBI, while Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts have combined for 158 hits and 88 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 8-1 with a 3.23 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Dodgers are 49-17 in their last 66 home games and 94-45 in their last 139 overall. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 road games. The under is 5-1-1 in Dodgers last 7 overall. The Padres are 14-38 in the last 52 meetings in Los Angeles and 23-54 in the last 77 meetings.
The San Diego Padres have been a joke all week long and while Yu Darvish has been great this season, his numbers balloon on the road to a 4.93 ERA and .265 allowed batting average. The Dodgers have won 9 of their last 11 games when Tyler Anderson has pitched, and he’s allowed 24 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 28.1 innings. You could argue the Los Angeles Dodgers should be bigger favorites here. I’ll lay the juice.