San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Angels - 9/3/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Angels - 9/3/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (23-15) at Los Angeles Angels (12-25)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Mike Clevinger (1-1) (3.18) vs. Andrew Heaney (2-2) (4.62)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels +123 / San Diego Padres -143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres face the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, September 3rd at Angel Stadium for game two of a two-game series. 

The San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Angels by the final score of 11-4 on Wednesday night. Game one of this series was a tightly played ballgame for its majority, but in the top of the eighth inning, the Padres exploded offensively. San Diego would score eight runs in the eight, as the Padres batted around and absolutely took over the game in the late going. Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run 443 feet at the end of the inning. The Padres are now eight games over .500 at 23-15 on the year and still in second place in the NL West behind the Dodgers. The Angels are 13 games under .500 at 12-25 on the season, which has them in dead last in an already weak AL West division. The Angels' bullpen has struggled this season, and that was emphasized in Wednesday's loss. 

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The San Diego Padres are projected to bring their newest acquisition in Mike Clevinger to the mound to face the Angels and make his Padres' debut. Clevinger went 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA through 22.2 innings with the Indians already this season. Clevinger was acquired by San Diego at the trade deadline in what winded up being a blockbuster trade. 

The Los Angeles Angels will send left-hander Andrew Heaney to the bump for Thursday's game. Heaney is 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA through his first 37.0 innings of the season with the Angels. Heaney pitched very well in his last start against the Mariners, as he allowed one earned run over 7.2 innings. 

It should be exciting times for the Padres when Clevinger takes the mound for the first time as a Padre, and I think the team is going to get up for this game. The Angels have looked lifeless for quite some time now, and although Heaney pitched well in his last outing, I still like the Padres to win this game rather easily. I will take the Padres on the run line.

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Ronald’s Pick San Diego Padres -1.5

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