San Diego Padres VS St. Louis Cardinals

MLB Baseball 05:08 PM EST

Friday

09/30/2020

ESPN2

Spread: San Diego Padres -173

Over/Under: 7

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be digging out bases against the San Diego Padres at the Petco Park in San Diego on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 5:08 PM ET. St. Louis comes into this game 1 of the best-of-three NL Wild Card series as the 5th seed and being in the postseason for 2 consecutive years. San Diego will be facing the Cardinals in their first playoff qualification since 2006. St. Louis is in 5th place (clinched Playoff Berth) in the National League with a 3-28 standing and a .517 team percentage and are in 2nd place behind the Chi Cubs in the NL Central Division. The San Diego Padres are in 2nd place (clinched Playoff Berth) behind the Dodgers in the National League with a 37-23 standing and a .617 team percentage. The Padres are in 2nd place behind the LA Dodgers in the NL West Division.

St. Louis became inactive since the first month of its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 but made it through the playoffs despite all odds. Paul Goldschmidt recorded 58 hits and a .304 batting average in leading the Cardinals. Brad Miller and Tyler O’Neill each contributed a team-high 7 home runs. Tommy Edman added a total of 26 RBIs in leading St. Louis. Kwang Hyun-Kim (3-0, 1.62 ERA and 24 Ks) will take on the mound for his first postseason start.

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Predictions 9/30/2020

San Diego concluded the regular season with a 37-23 record, and they will be hoping to continue their luck after a 5-4 win over the Giants in their recent road game. OF Will Myers went 2-for-5 with 1 home run and 2 RBIs. Fernando Tatis Jr. scored 17 home runs, and Manny Machado added 16 homers for the Padres. Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.73 ERA) will be starting game 1 for San Diego. Paddack posted a 1-0 record in his career against the Cardinals, with a 0.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts.  

The Cardinals recorded 6 key pitchers injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers Dakota Hudson (elbow), Carlos Martinez (oblique), Miles Mikolas (forearm), Relief Pitchers John Grant (groin), Ricardo Sanchez (elbow), and John Brebbia (elbow) will be sitting on the bench for St. Louis. Meanwhile, the Padres will be missing 10 key players in their roster. Starting Pitchers Mike Clevinger (elbow), Dinelson Lamet (biceps), Anderson Espinoza (elbow), Relief Pitchers Javy Guerra (personal), Jose Castillo (lat), Kirby Yates (elbow), Trey Wingenter (elbow), with Catcher Jason Castro (jaw), Second Baseman Breyvic Valera (undisclosed status), and Designated Hitter Luis Campusano (wrist) will be staying in the dugout for San Diego.  

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this match-up is San Diego -173. The Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 playoff games, and 2-9 in their last 11 playoff outings on the road. The UNDER is 7-0-1 in St. Louis’ last 8 contests as an underdog. Meanwhile, the Padres are 9-3 in their last 12 match-ups following a win. San Diego is 1-4 in their last 5 outings at home, and the UNDER is 5-1-1 in the San Diego Padres’ last 7 assignments as a home favorite. The prediction, pick the Padres -173 to a score of 4-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 5:08 PM ET

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

TV: ESPN2

MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -173

MLB Totals: 7   

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