Power Sports' *10* DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ 3-1 Sunday! INCREDIBLE 76-43 RUN!
San Diego vs. Arizona,
09/02/2019 16:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 14
Money Line: -130 Arizona
10* Arizona (4:10 ET): For being division rivals (NL West), these teams sure haven't played in awhile. It was back in May when they last met and the Padres pulled off a three-game sweep in San Diego. It's been a frustrating season for the D'backs, but they're still a better team than the Padres and should easily be able to exact some revenge here. Plus, the D'backs come into this one playing as well as they have all season long. They've won six of seven w/ the lone loss coming yday in extra innings (to the Dodgers). I've said it before, but Arizona is actually better than its record (70-67) as they've outscored opponents by 68 runs over the course of the season. That's a comparable differential to both the Cardinals and Cubs!
Back when San Diego swept the D'backs back in late May they were on their way to a 28-24 start, which included a 7-3 record vs. Arizona. Since then, the Padres have gone just 36-48. They come off a successful series in San Francisco where they took three of four. But my view on the Giants (overrated!) is overstated at this point. The Padres winning three straight games doesn't happen often. In fact, it's happened just twice since the Break.
I'm somewhat stunned that the money line isn't higher for Monday. Padres' starter Cal Quantrill has a 7.47 ERA his L3 starts. The team is just 5-9 his L14 starts overall. Last time out was his worst start of the year, allowing eight runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-0 loss to the Dodgers. Meanwhile, Mike Leake threw 7 1/3 innings his last time out for Arizona and allowed just two runs in a win over the Giants. Leake has a 7-3 record at home. Like Quantrill, he's yet to start a game in this NL West rivalry this year. The D'backs nearly just swept a four-game series from the Dodgers over the weekend. They can certainly beat San Diego. 10* Arizona