San Diego Padres slugger Manny Machado left yesterday’s game with a sprained ankle, and will miss tonight’s series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Padres are -175 moneyline home favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. San Diego’s offense will miss Machado’s .328 average, 12 home runs, and 46 RBIs for as long as he remains out. With their offense not at full strength, the Padres will rely on Yu Darvish (6-3, 3.35), who has pitched to a 2.76 ERA over his previous seven starts. However, he has saved his best stuff for his last two starts, allowing one combined run in 15 innings with seven hits and a 13:0 K:BB ratio against the Mets and Cubs. Darvish also has a 1.35 ERA in five home starts this year, while the Diamondbacks counter with Zach Davies (2-3, 3.78).