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San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The San Diego Padres will take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Monday August 17, 2020 9:05 P.M, ET. This will be the opening game of this interleague 4 game series. The last time both squads faced each other was back in 2018 where the Rangers won 4 of their 6 games. The Rangers just came out of a series win against the Colorado Rockies winning 2 games to 1. The Padres are on a 5 game losing skid after a sweep by the D-backs. The Padres are now in the 9th place in the NL with an 11-12 record, and are 4th in the NL West Division.

The last time the Padres won a game was back on August 11 when they beat the Dodgers at 6-2. They tied the series with L.A, and would get beaten in the 3 games they played against Arizona. They were outhit 8-4 in game 3 of that series. They managed to take the lead after 7 innings with a score at 4-2, but the D’backs made a last minute effort of 3 runs in the 8th to seal the win. Eric Hosmer led  the team in game 3 going 1 for 4 with a 2 run homer in the 6th, and 2 runs batted in. Emilio Pagan got the loss for the Padres after allowing 3 earned runs in just 1 inning pitched. The Dodgers have Fernando Tatis Jr. as their best player for the season, putting up 27 hits, 21 RBIs, and 9 home runs at a batting average of .300. The Padres are batting at .233 as a team which is 21st in the league, with 107 total runs which is in 7th. Zach Davies will start game 1 for the Padres.

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/17/2020

The Rangers are on a roll as of late, taking a series from a strong Colorado Rockies team. They could not sweep the Rockies but it is already a great confidence booster for the team. The Rangers score a total of 15 runs in their last 3 games, and are 4-1 in their last 5. The Rangers were outhit by the Rockies 14-6 in their last game. Rougned Odor got the 2 run homer for the team in the 2nd, while Joey Gallo got the solo in the 4th. Kolby Allard got the loss for the team allowing 6 earned runs in 3 innings. Todd Frazier is playing consistently this season with 20 hits and 11 RBIs, as well as a team high of 5 homers. The Rangers are not hitting the ball so well with a team BAA at .224 which is 25th in the league. The team is also allowing 4.39 runs per game. The Rangers are now 9th in the American League with a 10-10 record, and are 3rd in the AL West Division. Jordan Lyles will take the mound in the next game.

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers. MLB’s pick for the 1st game will go to the San Diego Padres -122. Looking at the starting pitchers, Davies is doing a better job than Jordan Lyles. San Diego is not doing so well as a team in their last few games, but it is time they snap their losing streak, as they have a chance if Davies will step up for them and control whatever damage Texas will dish out. The Friars are due for a win as they know the urgency of that matter, since they are playing a shortened season. San Diego will take this round to a predicted score of 6-5.

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San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:05 PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020


MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -122

MLB Total: 8.5

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