9* Thursday MLB SD/LA
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego,
06/20/2013 22:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 6
Money Line: -128 San Diego
San Diego ML
The San Diego Padres host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday in game one of a four-game set.
This year has been a tale of two seasons for the San Diego Padres. On April 23rd the team was a miserable 5-15 and coming off a loss against the lowly Brewers.
Since then the team is an impressive 31-21 overall, and an even more impressive 21-7 at home.
Jason Marquis gets the nod for the team on Thursday and he’s been a huge part of the team’s recent surge. Since April 23rd Marquis is 8-0 with a 3.25 ERA. The team is 9-1 overall in his starts since then, including a perfect 7-0 at home.
Marquis has faced the Dodgers three times this season, posting an ERA of 2.37 and a WHIP of 1.05 while limiting opposing hitters to a batting average of just .188.
Stephen Fife counters for the Dodgers. The team is 1-5 in his last six starts versus teams with a winning record.
If that isn’t enough to overcome, the Dodgers will have to fly from New York to California after playing an emotional double-header on Wednesday against the Yankees.
The Dodgers are 11-20 on the road this season.
The Padres are 7-2 in their last nine games overall. Take San Diego.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
9* Play on San Diego Padres -128