The Philadelphia Phillies clash with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night in what could be a high-scoring affair.
Tuesday, June 4 at 10:10 PM ET
Coverage: MLB Network
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After losing their last five games, the Phillies now lead the National League East by just a half-game over the Braves while the Padres ended a two-game losing streak with last night's 8-2 win in the series opener.
A Manny Machado grand slam off JD Hammer, part of a seven-run sixth inning helped the Padres get the victory. Machado, who hit his first home run since May 14, now has 10 home runs this season. Outfielder Jay Bruce made his debut with the Phillies, going 1-for-3. He hit .212 with 14 home runs and 28 RBI in 47 games for the Mariners.
Jerad Eickhoff (2-3, 4.10 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs. Chris Paddack (4-3, 2.40 ERA, 0.82 WHIP)
Jerad Eickhoff has pitched poorly over his last four starts, going 0-2 with a 8.35 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. The right-hander allowed four earned runs on eight hits (three home runs) and no walks with four strikeouts in a 5-3 loss against the Cardinals last Thursday.
Eickhoff hasn't faced the Padres since 2017 but he's 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 23 innings over four starts.
Chris Paddack will make his first career start against the Phillies after having one of the worst outings of his career last Wednesday against the Yankees, when he gave up four earned runs on six hits (three home runs) and one walk with six strikeouts over just five innings.
The right-hander has surrendered 34 hits and 12 walks with 62 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings for a 5.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB) and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings (K/9).
The Over is:
8-3-1 in Eickhoff's last 12 starts against National League West opponents
5-2 in San Diego's last seven games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game
17-5 in the last 22 meetings in San Diego
Paddack has given up five home runs (two to the Dodgers, three to the Yankees) in 15 2/3 innings over his last three starts, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 16 hits and two walks with 16 strikeouts for a 4.60 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP and Eickhoff has an awful 5.04 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) and 4.73 Expected Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP), along with a .323 Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA).
MLB Pick: Over 7.5 (-115) at Jazz Sports
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