3* Bailout Blowout on San Diego Padres
San Francisco vs. San Diego,
07/13/2013 22:10 EDT,
Score: 9 - 0
Money Line: -109 San Diego
Tim Lincecum does not look like the same pitcher he was last season. On the road he has a 5.21 ERA and a 1.738 WHIP. Those numbers have earned him a 1-6 record in his nine road starts. He is facing a Padres offense that has a .259 batting average against division opponents, so it could be another short night for Lincecum.
The Giants have been struggling in their past seven games, scoring just 3.1 runs per game with a .249 batting average. Things will not get any easier today when they face off against Edinson Volquez. In his last three starts Volquez has a 3.64 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.
The Giants are 1-5 in their last six road games against a right-handed starter. They are also 0-5 in Lincecum's last five road starts. The Padres may not have a great record, but that won't help the Giants. San Francisco is 4-13 this season against teams winning 38-46% of their games.