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(48-63) San Diego Padres vs. (55-54) Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday August 9, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Luis Perdomo vs. Chad Kuhl
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Pittsburgh may be a game over but they waived the white flag at the deadline, making some smart moves that will help them long term.
San Diego is hoping the same thing but unlike Pittsburgh, they have not been to the playoffs very recently to placate their fans.
There is still enough real talent on both sides to make this game interesting though.
San Diego Padres
San Diego is not a good team but the surprising thing about them is the way they hit for power.
They are 16th in homers but Wil Myers and Matt Kemp both have over 20 and callups Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf have 17 combined dingers in less than 250 at bats.
When they get outside PetCo this club may be more dangerous than most realize.
With all the deals they have made the Padres have nobody currently on the roster with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title.
Luis Perdomo is the innings leader on the current roster and his rookie season has been far from great.
The one thing to know is that since putting him in the rotation the Padres are 6-3 when he starts – even though he has not been dominating.
Things just never came together for Pittsburgh this season, which is too bad because I have enjoyed their brand of baseball the last few seasons.
Over the last couple of months they will be looking to get Andrew McCutcheon back on track.
If he gets back to the level we expect they have a great outfield to build on, offensively and defensively.
Maybe they bring in an infield bat in the offseason and are right back in it in 2017.
Rookie Chad Kuhl has put up good numbers ever season since being drafted out from the University of Delaware.
This will be just his fifth start and it is way to early to tell where his place in the Majors is just yet.
This will be his first start back in the Majors after getting sent down for a couple of starts in mid July. He has never been an overpowering guy.
The bullpen was weakened with a deadline deal of Mark Melancon.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SD are 3-10 in their last 13 road games.
- SD are 7-22 in their last 29 Tue. games.
- Under is 7-3 in PIT last 10 Tue. games.
- Over is 35-17 in PIT last 52 home games.
Free Sam Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Padres have been mashing their way to a more competitive second half. That will have to be the strategy here and Perdomo is unlikely to dominate a solid Pittsburgh lineup.
Like Perdomo Kuhl is a rookie and there is not a book on him just yet.
That means there could be some benefits due to unfamiliarity. The key will be keeping the ball in the park against their boppers.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pittsburgh
Given how little we know about both pitcher I think this game will come about even. Stick with the home team here. Kuhl is backed by solid defense and an offense can put runs on the board.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 6 – San Diego 4
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