National League West rivals are squaring off in San Francisco this week, and game two of the series will be on Wednesday night. The San Francisco Giants rallied for a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres in the series opener. The Padres will try to get back on track with a pitching matchup that favors them in this game.
Things have not gone well for the San Francisco Giants this season despite a win on Tuesday night. The Giants are in last place in the National League West with a record of 27-38. Meanwhile, San Diego has now lost three straight games and is falling out of the playoff race. The Padres bring a 33-34 record into this game and are now in fourth place in the division. The San Diego Padres are -140 over the San Francisco Giants in game two of the series.
Giants Looking For Offense
The San Francisco Giants can’t find any offense, even though they did manage to plate six runs in the series opener. The Giants have hit just 59 home runs so far this season, and they don’t have much thunder in their lineup. Brandon Belt is leading the team with nine home runs and a .247 batting average. Evan Longoria was the hero on Tuesday night, but he is hitting just .234 with 25 runs batted in this season. San Francisco won’t be contending with this offense this season.
Rookie right-hander Shaun Anderson will be making just his sixth start of his career in this game, but he looks like a really good prospect. Anderson has gone 1-1 with a 4.18 earned run average so far this season but knows that he will have to be sharp if he is going to give his team a chance. The Giants do have a pretty solid bullpen that is filled with veterans, but they just haven’t gotten many leads to try to protect.
Lucchesi Pitching Well For Padres
The Padres will have a young left-hander on the mound for them in this game, and he will be looking to stay hot. Joey Lucchesi has had an up-and-down career so far but has won his last two starts for the Padres. Lucchesi brings a 5-3 record into this game to go along with an ERA of 4.21. He did give up seven runs in just four innings of work against the Giants in April but appears to have figured things out since then.
The Padres have a ton of young talent in their everyday lineup, and their future looks extremely bright. Centerfielder Franmil Reyes leads the team with 19 home runs this season, and Fernando Tatis Jr. blasted a leadoff home run on Tuesday night. The Padres are closing in on 100 home runs already this season, and their offense can put up runs in a hurry.
Padres Get Revenge on Giants
The San Francisco Giants were able to come back in the series opener, but the Padres are going to get revenge on Wednesday night. The pitching matchup favors the Padres in this game, and their offense is just far superior to the Giants. San Diego desperately needs a victory, and they will get it. Bet the San Diego Padres -140 over the San Francisco Giants.