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The San Diego Padres came into this season with the goal of winning the National League West, but more importantly of winning their first World Series title. Their season aspirations have never been clearer after trade deadline when they went an acquired Juan Soto. The trade deadline moves now make a lot more sense with the breaking news that Fernando Tatis Jr. would not be rejoining the team as expected due to a suspension totaling 80 games.
This comes as a heavy blow to the Padres who despite the trade line deals still need offense. Tatis was just weeks away from joining the team as his injury was nearly healed.
The Giants are having a disappointing season in their own right after winning 107 games last season in surprising fashion. They also sold off any would be post season aspirations for a playoff push they got rid of Ruf. The Giants are just 61-65 on the season and 27 games out of first place, behind the Padres just 7.5 games.
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San Diego will utilize Mike Clevinger on the bump. He owns a 3.59 season ERA but has been slightly worse on the road with a 4.02 ERA. He has 15 starts this season and has struggled with length, only six times pitching into the sixth innings. He has been on a good run, allowing three runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts, five of which he allowed two or fewer.
He will be opposed by Carlos Rodon who has mostly been consistent this season carrying a 2.81 ERA coupled with a 12-6 record. He has also allowed two or fewer in four straight games, three of which were one earned run efforts. He faced San Diego just once this season in an eventual 2-1 loss. He allowed both runs spanning six innings.
The total is currently set to 7.5 with the over being priced at even money. The under is listed a -118 at the SI Sportsbook. The San Diego Padres have not been the offensive force as expected. The Padres have seen the total go under in 10 of their last 14 games. The Giants have also been a part of an under trend, especially at home. They have seen the total go under in four of the last five home games.
While the under has trended more recently, the last 28 meetings between these clubs have been trending more towards the over. The over is 19-9 in those last 28 matchups.
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