St. Louis Cardinals (31-28) at San Diego Padres (37-24)

Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 7:08 pm

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At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the San Diego Padres over the St. Louis Cardinals.  The 5th-seeded Cards pulled off a mild upset over the 4th-seeded Padres on Wednesday, taking a 7-4 win and now are just one win away from advancing to the quarterfinals.  With Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger not eligible to play this round, the Padres will go with RHP and former Milwaukee Brewer Zach Davies.  The Brewers are also a playoff team, but Davies must be thrilled to be in San Diego, where it would appear there will be lots of post-season games in his future if he can negotiate a long-term contract at some point.  The 27-year-old followed up a solid 2019 campaign with an ever better 2020, going 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA in a full load of 12 starts covering just over 69 innings.  One reason it would be wise for him to stay in San Diego is his record at Petco Park.  In nine starts here, Davies is 6-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 53 innings.  Davies' teams are also 6-1 in his last seven starts as a favorite, priced from -125 to -175.  Take San Diego.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.

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