Im taking the Dodgers coming off a loss. The Dodgers have the clear better pitcher in the matchup. Padres bullpen has been plagued with injury and the Dodgers are good coming off of a loss. Trust the dodgers.
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San Diego Padres 10-7, Garrett Richards (0-1, 4.60 ERA) @ LA Dodgers 11-6, Ross Stripling (3-0, 4.00 ERA)
These teams have split the series 2-2 this year. The Padres came away with the 2-1 win last night at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers are 1 game ahead of the Padres in the NL West standings. Both teams are currently trailing the Rockies for the lead in the division.
Stripling is starting his 4th game this year for the Dodgers and he hasnt lost yet. He has 16 ks on the year in 18 IP. Hes given up a 4.00 ERA with 3 HRs.
Richards is also taking the mound for his 4th game of the year. He also has 16 ks through only 15.2 IP, an ERA of 4.60 and given up 2 HRs on the year. His last outing was against the Dodgers where he game up 1 HR and 4 ER and got the loss.
The Dodgers are going to be out for blood after loosing at home to the Padres yesterday. The last time the Dodgers lost two in a row was the opening series against the Giants.
The Dodger Stadium has an open roof so weather should be considered for today's game. It will be Sunny with 1% cloud cover and a 0% chance for rain. The temperature is 76 with 45% humidity and winds at 8 mph SW.