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The Philadelphia Phillies (62-61) will battle the San Diego Padres (68-57) in the final match of a three-game weekend competition at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 3:40 PM ET. Philadelphia will face the San Diego Padres in a rubber match on Sunday after splitting the first two rounds of a series this weekend. The Phillies won the first game at 4-3 on Friday but surrendered Game 2 with a tough 3-4 defeat on Saturday. Philadelphia opened the game with a one-run score but was scoreless in six consecutive innings and added two runs in the 8th heading to a one-run defeat to San Diego. Pitcher Aaron Nola lasted for 8.2 innings after he gave up two earned runs on two hits with two walks granted and struck out eleven batters of the Padres in the losing effort. Center Fielder Odubel Herrera made one run on one hit while driving one RBI for San Diego. Shortstop Didi Gregorius and 1st Baseman Brad Miller added one RBI each for the Padres.


Philadelphia will give the ball to right-hander Kyle Gibson to take the starting role against the Padres in the final installment of a weekend series on Sunday. The veteran right-handed thrower is 8-5 with a 3.18 ERA and a total of 110 strikeouts in the majors this season. In his career start versus the San Diego squad, Gibson is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA and struck out nine hitters of the Padres.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Predictions 8/22/2021


The San Diego Padres will try to continue their success to secure the rubber match on Sunday and eventually win this series over the Philadelphia Phillies. San Diego lost the first round at 3-4 on Friday but managed to do a quick rebound and won the second installment at 4-3 over the Phillies on Saturday. The Padres struggled after six scoreless innings but rallied to even the score at 3-3 in the 9th and pushed an extension for a one-run victory over Philadelphia. Starting Pitcher Joe Musgrove went 6.0 innings of play while giving away one earned run on three base hits with two bases on balls awarded and struck out nine hitters of the Phillies. Shortstop Jake Cronenworth acquired a one-run score on one hit with two RBIs in the winning effort. Second Baseman Adam Frazier added one run on one hit while Center Fielder Trent Grisham and Right Fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. contributed one run each in the victory.


Right-hander Craig Stammen will be climbing up the hill to start for San Diego in the final match of a weekend series versus the Phillies on Sunday. In his appearances on the mound, the righty thrower is 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. In his career game facing the Philadelphia team, Stammen is 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA while striking out 39 batters of the Phillies.


Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this game is Philadelphia +145. Both starters have their own issues in their pitching control, Stammen gave up seven runs on 15 hits in his last 8.1 innings pitched while Gibson has had inconsistency problems since coming from the Texas team. However, the right-hander is the better starter here with a 3.18 ERA and allowed a .230 BA this season. The prediction, Philadelphia Phillies will win at 5-3.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres 8/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:40 PM ET


Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA


Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021




MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies +145


MLB Totals: 8.5


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