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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 7/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The San Diego Padres (53-40) will challenge the Washington Nationals (40-41) in a three-game weekend competition at Nationals Park in Washington on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 7:05 PM ET. San Diego beat the Colorado Rockies in the opening of a series at 4-2 last Friday. However, the Padres lost the last two installments at 0-3 on Saturday and 1-3 on Sunday before the All-Star Game break. After the loss, San Diego dropped to third place in the NL West Division with 6 games behind the San Francisco Giants in first place. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. posted a batting average of .286 in leading the Padres with a team-high 28 home runs. Third Baseman Manny Machado led the team with 60 RBIs while 2nd Baseman Jake Cronenworth contributed a team-high 94 hits and Left Fielder Tommy Pham recorded an on-base percentage of .367 for San Diego.


Right-handed Pitcher Chris Paddack will be taking his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start the opening of a series versus the Nationals on Friday. In his MLB tour this season, the righty thrower is 4-6 with a 5.38 ERA and a total of 81 strikeouts while granting 16 walks. Paddack will be pitching in his second career start facing Washington batters.


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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Predictions 7/16/2021


Washington lost the three-game series against the San Francisco Giants by a sweep last weekend. The Nationals scored only three runs in a 3-5 loss in the series opener last Friday. Washington tried to bounce back but failed, losing Game 2 at 4-10 on Saturday and 1-3 in the finale on Sunday. Shortstop Trea Turner led the charge for the Nationals with a batting average of .318 and a team-high 110 hits. Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber led in home runs scored with 25 and added 53 RBIs while Outfielder Juan Soto recorded a team-high .407 on-base percentage for Washington. Schwarber also led the Nationals with a total of 88 strikeouts this season.


Washington will counter with righty Erick Fedde to take his post on the bump to start Game 1 of a series against the Padres on Friday. The right-handed thrower is 4-6 with a 4.59 ERA and a WHIP of 1.36 while striking out a total of 59 batters in 64.2 innings pitched on the year. In his MLB career facing the San Diego squad, Fedde is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and struck out 16 batters of the Padres.


San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this game is San Diego -140. The Padres ranked 12th on offense and 6th on defense while the Nationals ranked 19th on the offense and 13th on defense in the majors. Washington struggled after losing four of its last five matches played at home and nine of the last 11 contests overall. On the other hand, San Diego posted the third-best team ERA record in baseball at 3.41 and the Padres are solid at the plate with a batting average of .241 that ranked 13th best in MLB. San Diego is powered by one of the league’s best sluggers in Fernando Tatis Jr. who recorded 28 home runs this season. The predicted score, San Diego Padres will win at 6-2.


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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 7/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET


Location: Nationals Park in Washington, DC


Date: Friday, July 16, 2021




MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -140


MLB Totals: 9.5


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