San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres – MLB April 5

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

  • Time: 7:10 PST, 9:10 CST, 10:10 EST
  • Place: Petco Park, San Diego, Calif.
  • TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports Deportes, San Diego

Opening Pitch:

The San Francisco Giants continue their 6-game season-opening road trip at San Diego. The Giants dropped two out of three in Seattle to open the season while the Padres took three out of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend.

  • San Diego is continuing it’s seven-game home stand before setting out on the road for three in Texas and four in Pittsburgh.
  • The Giants are 7-16 during in their last 23 first games in a series and went 18-22 inside of the NL West last season. San Diego went 24-16 vs. NL West counterparts.

Although San Diego absorbed the loss on Sunday, the Padres started 3-0 for only the fourth time in franchise history.

Vs. The Spread:

Giants:

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Giants last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 1-7 SU in it’s last 8 games vs. the Padres
  • The OVER has been the play in 4 of the Giants’ last 5 road games

Padres:

  • The Padres check in at 5-2 SU int heir last 7 games at home
  • The Friars are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games in Petco Park vs. the Giants
  • The UNDER has been the play in 4 of the last 5 games when the Padres are favored

Last Time Out:

Seattle pitcher Chris Flexen struck out 6 and the Mariners blanked the San Francisco Giants, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon to take two of three from the Giants in the season opening series. Logan Webb took the loss in his opening assignment has he gave up three runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings.

Arizona rookie Taylor Widener held the Padres to three hits over six innings as the Diamondbacks salvaged the fourth game of a 4-game set, 3-1. Fernando Tatis, Jr., hit his first home run of the season for San Diego with two out in the ninth inning.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
San Francisco Giants +1½ (-151) +139 O 8 (-110)
San Diego Padres -1½ (+131) -151 U 8 (-110)

The Starters:

Two pitchers on the back end of both rotations face each other in the opening game of a three-game set at Petco Parkas Anthony DeSclafani of the Giants and Adrian Morejon of the Padres see each other in their opening assignments. DeSclafani spent his last five years in the Cincinnati Reds organization where he had a 1-2 record with a 7.22 ERA in nine appearances last year. Morejon appeared in nine games and started four last season as he gave up seven home runs in 19.1 innings.

Giants Bats:

San Francisco Giants Logo 89pxRookie second baseman Donovan Solano was the story of the weekend for the Giants as he went 7-for-14, scoring four runs and blasting a pair of doubles…Buster Posey is back after opting out of last season due to COVID-19 and the negative impacts that it could have on his new family. Posey nailed a pair of home runs over the weekend in Seattle as he is healthy and ready to play….Third baseman Evan Longoria was 4-for-11 with two homers as well as he had a three-run shot in Saturday’s game to lift the Giants to an 8-7 win.

Giants Gloves:
  • Johnny Cueto gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings on Saturday as he took the Giants first win of the season
  • Kevin Gausman will join Cueto to give San Francisco a nice 1-2 punch in the starting rotation. He failed to pick up the win on opening day despite giving up only a run on two hits in 6.1 innings.
  • Jarline Garcia and Matt Wisler have ERAs of 54.00 and 40.50, respectively after their first outings.

Padres Bats:

San Diego Padres LogoEric Hosmer lit up the Diamondbacks over the weekend as he was 7-for-11 with two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs…Tommie Pham came over from Tampa Bay and drew four walks with three hits as he adds another spark plug in an already potent San Diego offensive arsenal…The Padres’ bats were silent on Sunday as Tatis hit the ninth inning homer as one of his two hits. Left fielder Jurickson Profar had two hits as well.

Padres Gloves:
  • Joe Musgrove’s debut with the Padres on Saturday was a success as he struck out eight in six innings to lead the Padres’ to a 7-0 mastery of the D-Backs.
  • Musgrove and Friday’s starter Blake Snell each struck out eight batters as the Friars had only one stint last season where two pitchers had back-to-back games of eight K’s each.
  • Mark Melancon saved two games over the weekend and became the only the sixth MLB player to record over 200 all-time saves.

Winner: Padres -151

The Bets
Padres
-151
OVER 8
-110
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Kenneth Cross / Author

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