First pitch from San Diego is set for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB package.
The road club New York Mets are favored by -125 odds with the take back on the San Diego Padres at +115 odds. The run total is lined at 6 ½ runs.
R.A. Dickey takes the hill for the Mets to make his 22nd start of the season. The Mets righty is 14-2 with an ERA of 2.83 and WHIP of 1.03. He last appeared on July 29th and earned the win as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks 5-1 as a +100 road underdog. Dickey allowed no earned runs and four hits over seven innings.
The Mets took three of four against San Francisco following their 9-1 road win on Thursday as a +123 road underdog. The game went over 7 ½ runs.
The Padres will send Clayton Richard to the mound in the series opener to face the Mets hitters. The San Diego starter is 7-11 in 22 starts with an ERA of 4.14 and WHIP of 1.21. In his last start on July 29th he had a no decision as the Padres dropped a 5-4 road game to Miami as a +153 underdog. Richard allowed two earned runs and five hits in 5 1/3rd innings.
San Diego returns home with three straight losses to Cincinnati following a 9-4 road defeat on Thursday as a +192 underdog. The game played over 8 ½ runs.
The scheduled starters for Saturday will be Edinson Volquez for San Diego as he opposes Jeremy Hefner for the Mets. In the series finale on Sunday Jason Marquis takes the hill for the Padres as he faces Matt Harvey from New York.
Trend: The over is 3-0 in Clayton Richard’s past three starts.