Lamet returned from Tommy John surgery just before the All-Star break, and don't be fooled by his 6.30 ERA as his stuff has looked very sharp in two starts since. But he's also struggled to command his fastball, and he lasted just five innings in each outing. Caleb Smith is going for the Fins and in his second start back from the injured list on Friday, Smith pitched six innings, striking out six and allowing only three hits and two runs. When he last faced the Padres on May 31, he struck out eight and gave up two runs through five, but took the loss. This pitching matchup is a toss up and San Diego is the better all round team here with the better offense. I like the Padres here even if it is more of a fade of the anemic Miami offense.
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I like the Marlins getting plus odds here. The Marlins have had pretty good success against the Padres comiing into this series. Despite dropping the game last night they have still won three of five against the Padres this season. Marlins starter Caleb Smith is pretty decent, allowing only five earned runs in his last two starts spread across 12 innings, and he limited the Padres to just two runs in the lone meeting this season. The Marlins are also 4-1 in Smiths last 5 home starts and 7-1 in Smiths last 8 starts against a team with a losing record. When we look at the other side we see that Padres starter Dinelson Lamet has been unreliable in his two outings this season. The right-hander has impressive stuff but has squandered seven runs including three home runs in his 10 innings pitched, and this is only his third start at the Major League level since 2018. Coming back from Tommy John can be tough. I like the Marlins to win this game
Covers community free betting prediction for San Diego Padres (51% consensus). The San Diego Padres hung on by a thread to snap their four-game losing streak and now have a chance to clinch a series victory when they visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon for the rubber match of their three-game set. Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before the Padres edged the Marlins 3-2 on Wednesday as Kirby Yates struck out Curtis Granderson with the winning run at second base to end the game... http://bit.ly/2GhF85v