The Arizona Diamondbacks will stay in San Diego this weekend to continue their opening series against the Padres as Major League Baseball has returned. San Diego won the first game of the series by a score of 7-2, and they will be looking to win their second game in a row on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites to win the NL West this season, but the Diamondbacks and Padres are expected to challenge for the playoffs. Every game of the 60-game season counts, so the Diamondbacks need to find a way to even the series.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Arizona Diamondbacks at +110 to win the second game of the series against the San Diego Padres on Saturday afternoon.
Diamondbacks Should Be Able to Score
The Arizona Diamondbacks spent a ton of money this offseason, and they are hoping to be a great offensive team in 2020. Arizona does not have a dominant pitching staff, and they will need to score a ton of runs to win some games.
Starling Marte will give the Diamondbacks another solid option in their offense, and they won’t have any trouble leaving the yard. Even though Arizona scored just two runs in the season opener, they should have some big offensive games.
Robbie Ray will make the start for Arizona on Saturday, and he could be an ace for many teams in the National League. Ray has worked hard on his figure during the offseason, and he could be a huge piece to the Diamondbacks making a deep run in 2020.
Arizona definitely has some flaws as a team, but they also have a talented roster on paper. If the Diamondbacks can put things together, they could be a huge force in the National League.
Can Lamet Become an Ace in 2020?
The San Diego Padres are looking for starting pitching in 2020, and they have some big expectations for Dineslon Lamet. Lamet was dominant during Spring Training and the latest summer camp, and he could give the team a huge boost in 2020.
San Diego had a huge offensive night against the Diamondbacks in the season opener, and they will be hoping to repeat that performance in 2020. The Padres do have several big names in their lineup, and they could put up some huge offensive numbers this season.
Eric Hosmer was the star for the Padres on Friday night as he drove in six runs to lead the team. The Padres did not hit a homer in the season opener, but this team has a ton of power in their everyday lineup.
Diamondbacks Beat Padres in Game Two of Series
If these two teams are going to try to keep up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West, then every game is extremely important. The other teams in the division will end up beating up on each other at some point, and that will be the case in this series.
Game one of this series featured a dominant pitching performance by San Diego’s Chris Paddack, but that won’t necessarily be the case in this game. The offenses will likely play a much bigger role in this game, and that should give the Diamondbacks a big advantage.
Expect this game to be much higher scoring than the series opener, and there will be plenty of fireworks. Arizona is built for this type of game, and they will win this one. The Diamondbacks won’t be held to just two runs very often, so expect a big performance against the Padres on Saturday.
Bet the Arizona Diamondbacks +110 over the San Diego Padres in this NL West showdown on Saturday.