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Houston Astros (+149) at San Diego Padres (-162, 7 O/U )

Right-hander Tyson Ross is the scheduled starter for the San Diego Padres. He has a 1-1 record in 2013 with a 4.00 ERA. Ross struggled to throw strikes in the first inning in Colorado, loading the bases on two walks and an infield single then walking in a run. He allowed just one more run — a solo homer — in his four remaining innings but took the 2-1 loss. The Padres are 2-2 in games started by him, and have gone over 75% of those games.

His opponent on the mound will be right-hander Roberto Hernandez. Hernandez has a 3.57 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP, and is 0-2 on the season. Hernandez took the loss in his last outing despite a quality start in which he allowed three runs in seven innings against the Mariners. After walking four in his first start of the year, he’s walked one in each of his past two starts. The Astros have gone over the total in 0% of his starts. Temperatures are expected to be around 73° at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 45%.

Ross: 28 years old right-hander, 6’5” 225 pounds.
Throws: fastball (93.3 mph, 56%), slider (41%), splitter (4%)

Houston Astros Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.38 (27)
Home Runs: 19 (7)
Batting average: 0.219 (28)
On-base percentage: 0.299 (21)
Slugging percentage: 0.368 (18)
Stolen bases: 16 (4)
Last seven games: 11 (.733 OPS)
Last 14 games: 15 (.708 OPS)
Last 28 games: 17 (.667 OPS)
Versus Righties: 21 (.658 OPS)
Versus lefties: 18 (.689 OPS)
Home: 29 (.569 OPS)
Away: 4 (.767 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 23 (.614 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 13 (.598 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 14 (.746 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 12 (.693 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 16 (.667 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 15 (.668 OPS)
First five innings: 24 (.602 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 5 (.720 OPS)

Hernandez: 35 years old right-hander, 6’4” 230 pounds.
Throws: fastball (90.2 mph, 64%), slider (11%), splitter (25%)

San Diego Padres Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.72 (7)
Home Runs: 16 (12)
Batting average: 0.274 (5)
On-base percentage: 0.324 (10)
Slugging percentage: 0.424 (8)
Stolen bases: 8 (18)
Last seven games: 6 (.776 OPS)
Last 14 games: 5 (.768 OPS)
Last 28 games: 9 (.748 OPS)
Versus Righties: 14 (.697 OPS)
Versus lefties: 1 (.922 OPS)
Home: 10 (.734 OPS)
Away: 6 (.759 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 4 (.921 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 9 (.632 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 5 (.860 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 7 (.748 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 2 (.802 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 16 (.665 OPS)
First five innings: 9 (.766 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 2 (.776 OPS)