6* Monday MLB SD/SF
San Francisco vs. San Diego,
09/02/2013 15:40 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -155 San Diego
San Diego ML
The San Diego Padres host the San Francisco Giants on Monday afternoon in game one of a three-game set. San Diego is coming off a 2-1 loss to San Francisco, while San Francisco beat Arizona on Sunday, 8-2.
The Padres send out Ian Kennedy for this contest. Kennedy hasn't been great since being acquired by the Padres, but expect him to start to turn things around on this night.
Kennedy has dominated the Giants in his career. In 16 starts against them, Kennedy has posted a 2.54 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP, limiting opposing hitters to a .208 clip in those contests.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last five games against teams with a losing record.
Barry Zito counters for the Giants. He's been dreadful this season, and things have gotten even worse when he's taken the mound on the road.
Zito has posted a 9.61 ERA with a 2.32 WHIP on the road this season. Even worse than that, he's allowed opposing hitters to rake at a .411 clip against him on the road.
In his last start against the Padres, Zito lasted only two innings, allowing four runs, including three home runs.
The Giants are 1-10 in Zito's last 11 road starts, and they are 0-4 in his last four starts against National League West opponents.
Take San Diego.
Good Luck, Razor Ray