The San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of their series on Saturday. The Philadelphia Phillies will send Zach Eflin to the mound. He has a 2-6 record and a ERA of 4.20. The San Diego Padres send their ace You Darvish to the mound. He has a 7-2 record and a 2.44 ERA. The Padres have been playing some of the best baseball of their season, and with their ace on the mound that should continue.
The Pick: Padres ML (-164)
The Why: Padres pitching and bats
The Padres come into this game winners of 11 of their last 14. Yes, I know the Phillies beat the Padres yesterday, but the Padres blew a late 3-0 lead. They are still the far superior team in this matchup. Yu Darvish comes into this start allowing just one earned run in each of his last two starts. Against right handed pitchers this season, the Phillies rank 25th with an average of .227. Darvish is 1-0 against the Phillies and has a 1.42 ERA.
The Padres offense is led by Fernando Tatis. He is hitting .302 and 26 home runs. The Padres are scoring the 12th most runs in MLB and are 12th in OPS. They are very solid from top to bottom and should be able to have some success against Zach Eflin. Eflin comes into this game having not won a game since May 7th. In the month of June, he had an ERA of 4.50 and gave up 11 earned runs in 22 innings. Also, the Phillies have only won two games in his last eight starts.
We’re rolling with the Padres with their ace on the bump. Darvish should be able to take care of a not good Phillies lineup. Fernando Tatis and the dangerous Padres lineup have a favorable matchup going up against Eflin. They should be able to take advantage of him and get into the Phillies bullpen. Take the Padres.
Trends We’re Betting On
Padres are 10-2 SU in the last 12 against a lefty starter
Phillies are 2-7 SU last 9 vs a right handed starter
Padres are 11-3 SU in their last 14
Yesterday’s Pick: Astors -1.5 💰
Good win for us. The Astros were able to hang six runs up early and held on in the end. Let’s get more.
Pick Of The Day Record: 13-18-1
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