Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's National League games:
San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates (-145, 7)
Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole has won back-to-back starts against Texas and the Chicago Cubs, surrendering just one run on eight hits in 14 innings over that stretch.
Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh SS Clint Barmes and 3B Pedro Alvarez are a combined 2-for-26 against Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: Pittsburgh is 8-2 in the finale of its last 10 four-game series.
San Francisco Giants at New York Mets (+130, 7)
Cold pitching stat: Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA in 11 afternoon starts this season.
Cold batting stat: New York OF Eric Young, Jr. has just three hits with six strikeouts in 21 at-bats against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The Mets have lost 11 of their last 12 games against left-handed starters.
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers (-157, 8)
Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta was roughed up in his last outing against Milwaukee, allowing four runs over five innings of a 5-3 loss.
Hot batting stat: Chicago OF Junior Lake is 3-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 10 mph.
Key betting note: Milwaukee is 9-2 in Lohse's last 11 home starts.
St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies (+155, 10)
Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Roy Oswalt has lost all six of his starts in 2013 while allowing opponents to hit .360.
Hot batting stat: Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran is 11-for-31 with a homer and eight RBIs in his career against Oswalt.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 4 mph.
Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in umpire Victor Carapazza's last six games behind home plate.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (-105, 8)
Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco is 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 13 starts since joining the club in a trade with Miami.
Hot batting stat: Los Angeles 2B Mark Ellis is 10-for-20 with four solo home runs lifetime against Diamondbacks righty Wade Miley.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.
Key betting note: Arizona is 6-0 in Miley's last six starts against teams with winning records.
Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-250, 7)
Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has limited opposing hitters to a .181 average in 10 second-half starts.
Hot batting stat: Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman has hit 10 home runs in a month for just the second time in his career.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 5 mph.
Key betting note: The over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings.
**Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.