The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet on Saturday in the MLB event at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres are hoping for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 12 points in their last three games and three or more points in nine of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres have won seven of their last eight games scoring more than one point. Wil Meyers leads the Padres with 16 hits and seven runs, while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. combined for 25 shots and 16 shots. Matt Strahm recovers the ball and is 0-2 with a score of 7.04 and four strikeouts this season. Strahm is 0-1 with a time of 6.00 and 13 strikeouts over his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine points in their last three games and two points or less in four of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost all four games this season while scoring less than five points. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 22 hits and six runs produced while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed combined for a total of 34 hits and 14 RBIs. Merrill Kelly recovers the ball and is 1-1 with a 2.57 backstroke and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly's second career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the National League of the West, 9 to 19 of their last 28 in the third game of a series and a goal of 4 to 4 at last 4 starts of Strahm. The Diamondbacks have a 2-8 record in their last 10 games on Saturday, 0-4 in their last 4 games of Series 3 and 8-18 in their last 26 games against the National League West. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona. The loss is 9-3-1 at the Diamondbacks last 13 overall. The underside is 6-1 in the last 7 starts of Strahm.
Even the money with the San Diego Padres is pretty intriguing, but Strahm has awarded seven points and 12 hits in 7.2 runs this season. Kelly was solid in his first 14 innings, but he is still a very young pitcher and dropped out of his first two starts. This could be another high performance match between the Padres and Diamondbacks, as three of the five games to date this season have produced at least 13 points. The five games of these teams this season produce an average of 9.4 points. I will try the shot in this game.