Padres face the Reds following Strahm’s strong performance
San Diego; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
The Padres are 4-7 on their home turf. San Diego has hit 29 home runs this season, seventh in the National League. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads them with six, averaging one every 11.8 at-bats.
The Reds are 2-7 on the road. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .192 batting average as a team this season, last in the majors. Eugenio Suarez leads the team with a mark of .230. The Reds won the last meeting 3-2. Jared Hughes earned his second victory and Derek Dietrich went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Craig Stammen took his first loss for San Diego.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 10 extra base hits and is batting .296. Manuel Margot is 11-for-35 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, .206 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Reds: 6-4, .212 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Padres Injuries: Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 10-day IL (elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 10-day IL (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: 10-day IL (knee), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 10-day IL (elbow).