It’s been a great start to the 2020 season for San Diego that can get only sweeter heading into July 26th Diamondbacks at Padres betting. The Padres have won their first two games under Jayce Tingler and against a division foe in Atlanta.
San Diego for the sweep is -125 while Arizona salvaging a win in this series is listed at +105. The big story through the first two games is great Padres starting pitching – or is it lackluster Arizona bats? Zac Gallen hopes to get some run support from the D’Backs offense on Sunday while Garrett Richards shoots for a third straight dominating performance for San Diego.
Arizona Needs to Find Offense
The total for July 26th Diamondbacks at Padres betting is listed at 8 – low but where it needs to be the way Arizona has started the season offensively. It’s only been two games but Arizona has a .188 team BA while notching just 12 hits total.
Kole Calhoun has been one bright spot for Arizona thus far in 2020 as he has started off the season 3-7 (.429) with a HR. Calhoun is one of just three D’Backs players hitting above .250 on this young campaign however (Starling Marte, Christian Walker).
Zac Gallen will aim to cool off some relatively hot San Diego bats on Sunday. Gallen went 3-6 in his rookie season and 2-3 with a 2.89 ERA since coming over to Arizona from Miami. Gallen also had his best start of his young career vs. San Diego, hurling 7.0 IP of 1 hit ball in Arizona on September 4th.
Padres Aim to Close This One Out
San Diego would love a sweep against a team they were 8-11 against last season. The Padres are the lone unbeaten team in the NL West and need to pile up victories with what’s expected from the Dodgers this year.
It’s been so far, so good for Tingler who took over managerial duties from Andy Green. San Diego notched a 7-1 win on opening night and were victorious 6-1 on Saturday. Eric Hosmer started off the season with a 6 RBI night and Manny Machado had a HR in game two. The Padres have momentum.
Aside from the great offensive start, San Diego has gotten superior starting pitching from Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet. Paddack threw six innings of shutout ball in the opener while Lamet allowed 1 ER over 5 IP on Saturday. It’s hard to expect Garrett Richards to repeat that though as he made just 3 starts at the end of last year in a return from Tommy John surgery.
July 26th Diamondbacks at Padres Betting
It would be easy to ride the Padres in this one as they look for the sweep. That being said San Diego likely won’t get the pitching from Richards that they’ve gotten in the last two days. The Diamondbacks offense looks so bad though. Combine that with Gallen’s great outing vs. San Diego last year and this one looks on the low scoring side.
Pick: Under 8