(MLB) San Diego vs. San Francisco, 05/20/2022 10:15 PM, Score: 8 - 7
Money Line: -105.00 San Diego (Away)
Result: Win
10* San Diego (10:10 ET): Padres’ pitching certainly showed up in a major way in the last series, holding the Phillies to just three runs total with two shutouts. While Friday’s starter Sean Manaea has an 0-4 team start record his L4 outings, I think he’s due for a better result here against the Giants. Manaea not only has a 2.70 ERA on the road this season (four starts), his WHIP is 0.862. He had 12 strikeouts his last time out and coming up empty in three straight quality starts suggests to me that Manaea is certainly “due” for a win here.

As I’ve said previously, there is simply no way that the Giants are going to be as profitable as they were last season when they finished with a MLB-best +45 units. They come into this game having won 8 of 11, which has them firmly “in the black,” but almost all those wins came against a Rockies team whose number they’ve had ever since the start of last season. They did lose in Colorado, 5-3, on Thursday. When NOT facing the Rockies, the Giants are just 4-6 this month. They trail San Diego in the standings, despite a superior run differential. While that usually would have me on them, I think the disparity is a sign of things to come.

Not only does SD have Manaea, who has a 2.72 ERA and 1.163 WHIP in eight career starts vs SF, they have a 14-7 record on the road where they are 5-1-1 in series. Meanwhile, the Giants will send Jake Junis to the bump tonight. Junis began the year in Triple-A and both of his big-league starts came against the Cardinals. His five seasons with the Royals were hardly inspiring as he produced a 29-35 record to go along with a 4.82 ERA and 1.353 WHIP. This is a game the Padres should come in and steal. 10* San Diego