The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks meet on Sunday in the MLB event at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres are hoping for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 14 points in their last three games and the San Diego Padres have won seven straight games scoring three points or more. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 17 hits and seven RBIs, while Manny Machado and Manuel Margot combined 28 shots and 13 RBIs. Eric Lauer receives the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.96 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 10 strikeouts over his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win here to stop on a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have allocated 14 points in their last three games and at least four points in eight of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost six of their last 10 games when they allowed four points or more. Offensively, David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 24 hits and seven runs, while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed combined 38 shots and 16 RBIs. Zack Greinke recovers the ball and is 1-1 with a point average of 7.16 and 22 withdrawals this season. Greinke is 12-2 with an average of 2.29 points and 150 strikeouts over his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 32-65 years old in their last 97 games Sunday, 4-1 in the last 5 starts on the road and 4-1 in their last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks have a 2-5 record in their last 7 games against the National League West, from 0 to 4 in their last 4 games in the fourth game of a series and 0 to 7 in their last 7 games. Sunday. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in Greinke's last 6 starts against the Padres and the Padres are 4-1 in the last 5 games in Arizona. The setback is 6-0 in Greinke's last 6 starts. The end is 3-1-1 in the last 5 starts of Lauer.
Lauer has been rocked in his last two starts, allowing nine runs and 13 hits in his last 11 innings, including a game against Arizona less than two weeks ago. Greinke looked awful in his first three starts, awarding 13 earned runs and six homers in 16.1 innings. However, Greinke has owned the Padres during his career. Nevertheless, I do not try to put myself behind one of these throwers, so I will rank on the side of the teams.