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San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The San Diego Padres (78-82) will collide with the San Francisco Giants (106-54) in the second round of a three-game weekend competition at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 4:05 PM ET. San Diego lost six successive outings including the three-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres ended up scoring only 13 runs while allowing 21 to the Dodgers in the loss. San Diego had difficulty in their offense after the team failed to score a single run in a shutout loss at 0-3 to the San Francisco Giants in the first installment of a series on Friday. Pitcher Pedro Avila went 4.0 innings pitched with one earned run on four hits allowed while granting three walks and struck out five hitters of the Giants in the losing effort. SS Fernando Tatis Jr. and CF Trent Grisham hit two shots apiece in that loss. 


San Diego will be sending righty Joe Musgrove to the pitcher’s rubber to start the second installment of a weekend series against the Giants on Saturday. In his MLB stint this year, the twenty-eight-year-old right-handed thrower is 11-9 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a total of 199 strikeouts in pitching for 176.1 innings in the majors.  


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San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants  Predictions 10/2/2021


On the Giants’ side, the team scored a total of 12 runs while giving away 8 in winning a series by a sweep versus the D-Backs. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks at 6-4 in the opening on Tuesday, 1-0 shutout win on Wednesday, and 5-4 in the finale on Thursday. The San Francisco Giants stopped the offense of the San Diego Padres and held them scoreless at 3-0 in the opening of a weekend series on Friday. Starting Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani pitched for 5.0 scoreless innings with four hits and no walks allowed while striking out three San Diego batters. LF Darin Ruf led the way for the Giants with one run on one hit while driving one RBI in triumph. SS Brandon Crawford and 2B Donovan Solano added one run each in the win.  


The San Francisco baseball club will counter with Right-handed Pitcher Kevin Gausman to take the starting role in the second game of a weekend series versus the Padres on Saturday. The thirty-year-old righty starter is 14-6 with a 2.87 ERA and 1.04 WHIP while striking out a total of 222 batters in 185.0 innings pitched in the big league this season.   


San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants. The MLB Pick for this game is San Francisco -132. The Padres struggled after losing six consecutive contests while the Giants gained momentum after winning six outings in a row with an 8-2 record in their last 10 overall. San Diego ranked 14th on offense and 14th on defense while San Francisco ranked 6th on offense and 2nd on defense in the majors this season. The Giants got the edge of achieving their 7th straight victory at home on Saturday. The prediction: The San Francisco Giants will win at 5-3.


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San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET                      


Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA


Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021




MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants -132


MLB Totals: 7.5


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