MLB Preview San Francisco at San Diego 6:35 PM EST

The surprising, and yes I say surprising Padres, as they enter tonight’s National League West game against the San Francisco tied with the Giants with identical 8 – 6 records. The Padres have now won 5 straight games. What’s not surprising is SD ranks just 21st in team hitting and SF is second in the league in pitching with a team 2.98 ERA. What is surprising is SD is 3rd in league pitching with a team ER of 3.02 and SF is 4th in league hitting with a team batting average of .277. Tonight’s starter for San Diego is Jon Garland has pitched consistently well in his first three starts of his season. In his last appearance, he threw five scoreless frames against Arizona to lower his ERA to 3.60. He is a perfect 2-0 lifetime versus San Francisco.


The Giants have lost three straight and five out of their last seven. The Giants send Todd Wellemeyer to the hill for his third start of the season. For the season, he has surrendered eleven runs on thirteen hits (four of those were homeruns) in 10.1 innings. His earned run average is 4.73 against San Diego.


Sport betting information


Total is set at 8


The Under is 5 - 2 in Giants L7 vs. National League West.

The Under is 22 – 8 - 2 in the Giants L32 game 3 of a series.

The Over is 7 – 2 - 2 in the Giants L11 games when facing right-handed starter.

The Under is 53 – 23 - 1 in the Padres L77 games as a home favorite.

The Under is 4 - 0 in the L4 meetings in San Diego.




Padres open -120


The Padres are 9 - 2 in the L11 meetings in San Diego.


Umpire Information - Greg Gibson


The Under is 5 - 0 in Gibsons L5 games when he is behind home plate in a game with San Diego.

The home team is 4 - 1 the L5 times Gibsons was behind home plate.

The home team is 8 - 2 the L10 times Gibsons was behind home in a game with San Diego.

The Padres are 10 - 4 in their last 14 times Gibson was behind home plate.