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San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The San Diego Padres will be saving bases against the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Field in Arlington on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 4:05 PM ET. San Diego comes into this game after winning the opener (14-4) of this four-game set against the Rangers. Meanwhile, Texas will try to get back from that Monday’s defeat and get even in their weekend series. The San Diego Padres, with a 12-12 standing and a .500 team percentage, are in 4th place behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West Division. The Padres are in 9th place behind the Brewers in the National League. The Texas Rangers are in 9th place behind the White Sox in the American League, with a .476 team percentage and a 10-11 standing. The Rangers are in 3rd place behind the Astros in the AL West Division.

San Diego’s Shortstop Fernando Tatis scored a three-run homer with seven runs to blast the Padres’ offense in defeating the Rangers. Starting Pitcher Zach Davies (3-2) gave up seven runs in five innings for the win. San Diego will be sending twenty-four year old Chris Paddack (2-2 with a 4.91 ERA) to the pitcher’s plate to start for the Padres.

San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/18/2020

Texas has won seven of their first 12 contests. Starting Pitcher Jordan Lyles (1-2) scored seven runs (six earned) in four innings of that losing effort. Second Baseman Rougned Odor added a pair of runs and Outfielder Joey Gallo reached three bases in that loss. Left-handed veteran Mike Minor (0-3 with a 5.49 ERA) will be pitching for the Rangers in Tuesday’s match-up.

The Padres recorded 7 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitcher A. Espinoza (elbow), Relief Pitchers T. Wingenter (elbow), J. Castillo (side), and K. Yates (undisclosed status), Catcher F. Mejia (thumb), Center Fielder (hand), and First Baseman W. Myers (back) will not be seeing action today. The Rangers posted 7 key players on their injured list, including 6 pitchers. Starting Pitchers B. Burke (shoulder), C. Kluber (shoulder), and E. Volquez (oblique), with Relief Pitchers J. Leclerc (shoulder), B. Martin (rotator cuff), and J. Palumbo (internal) will not be stepping on the mound today. Catcher R. Chirinos (ankle) will not be on the field also.

San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Diego Padres -135. The Padres are 5-16 in their last 21 contests during game 2 of a series. The UNDER is 4-1 in San Diego’s last 5 outings during game 2 of a series. The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 match-ups as a home underdog. The OVER is 12-5 in Texas’ last 17 contests as an underdog. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 encounters in Texas. The prediction, pick the Padres -135 at 6-5.

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San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

TV: FSSD

MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -135

MLB Totals: 9

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