San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, first game of the series. This is the third series between the Padres and Giants this season. So far each team has won a series. The Giants won the last against the Padres, but the Padres won the first series of four games. The home team has problems at home, so far the numbers are red. But the Giants have recovered and the record is favoring the team.
San Diego Padres: Black times.
Padres have a negative record at home. 22 wins and 27 losses so far. Six games in July, all games have been defeats. Seven consecutive defeats in all. The worst losing streak of the Fathers this season at home. The most recent series at home was against the 3-0 Braves and the other against the 3-0 Giants. But before this losing streak the Padres had won five consecutive games.
At home the Padres are scoring an average of 3.73 runs per game, 2.84 walks, 9.08 strike outs, 7.50 hits, 1.39 home runs, 12.49 left on base. The defense is allowing up to 4.43 runs per game, 2.49 walks, 8.73 strike outs, 8.24 hits, 1.39 home runs, 12.82 left on base. In the last series at home the Padres allowed up to 16 runs against the Braves.
Joey Lucchesi will open the series at home for the Fathers. This is the second season for Lucchesi as a professional. The previous season was negative 8-9. This season so far has been positive with 7-5 in 19 games as a starter.
San Francisco Giants: We can win again.
The Giants have good numbers on the road so far. 27 wins and 23 losses so far. The team has recovered between the last days of June and July. So far the record is on track. In the last series against the Padres, the team won 3-0. In the first two games of the series the Giants won by 10 runs, only in the last one was a little more defensive.
On the road the Giants are scoring an average of 5.50 runs per game, 3.10 walks, 8.44 strike outs, 8.62 hits, 1.38 home runs, 13.20 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.98 runs per game, 3.22 walks, 8.14 strike outs, 8.68 hits, 1.58 home runs, 13.78 left on base. Only one defeat in ten games during the month of July.
Jeff Samardzija will be at the mount tonight for the first game. The season has been slightly negative for him with 7-8 in 20 games as a starter. 4.08 ERA, 110.1 pitched innings, 101 hits, 57 runs, 18 home runs, 96 strike outs, 1,178 WHIP. The last victory was against the Rockies 19-2.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants 07/26/2019 is: take the OVER 8.5 (Totals).
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