San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
The San Diego Padres (20-12) will slug it out against the Atlanta Braves (15-17) in Game 1 of the NL Inter-Division at Truist Park in Atlanta on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 7:20 PM ET. San Diego comes into this three-game battle facing Atlanta after losing a series to the Chicago Cubs.
The Padres finished the series with a 5-7 loss in the finale that gave them a 1-2 standing. San Diego is in 2nd place at 20-12 in the National League West Division with a .625 team percentage and 1.5 games behind first place after accumulating 137 runs while allowing 129 for a +8 run difference on the season.
In their recent loss, DH Luke Voit completed 3 runs on 3 hits with 2 RBIs in leading the Padres while Nick Martinez pitched for 4.0 innings with 4 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 free bases conceded but rung up 8 hitters of the Cubs.
Third Baseman Manny Machado led the San Diego batting unit with 7 home runs, 22 RBIs, and a batting average of .383 while his on-base percentage sits at .460 and slugging .625 on the course of the campaign.
SP Yu Darvish will take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start for the Padres against the Braves in the opening game of a series. The right-handed starter marked a 3-1 record with 4.05 ERA,1.08 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts while relinquishing 26 hits, 3 home runs, and 10 bases on balls in 33.1 innings pitched in his pro baseball career.
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The Atlanta Braves managed to split a quick two-game duel after a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox in the closing game of that series on Wednesday.
Atlanta took 2nd place at 15-17 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .469 and 6.5 contests behind first place after scoring 131 runs while losing 137 for a run difference of -6 on the year.
DH Orlando Arcia drove 2 runs on a triple with 2 RBIs in leading the Braves in the win. Pitcher Ian Anderson lasted for 5.1 innings while yielding 7 hits, 3 earned runs, and one BB with 4 dingers for Atlanta in triumph.
The top 3 batters for the Braves are 3B Austin Riley with 7 home runs, 14 RBIs, and a .239 batting average while 1B Matt Olson averages .269 at the plate with an OBP at .376 and a .462 slugging percentage. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud pitched in a team-high 15 RBIs with 3 long balls and a batting average of .294 for Atlanta.
Left-handed Pitcher Max Fried will be climbing up the hill to start for the Braves in the final installment of a series versus the Padres on Friday. The southpaw starter recorded a 4-2 mark with 2.68 ERA, 35 strikeouts, and a 0.84 WHIP while giving away 29 hits, 3 home runs, and 2 walks in 37.0 innings of work in the majors.
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta -149. Southpaw Max Fried will start for the Braves who relinquished a combined 4 runs on 14 hits in 26 innings pitched in his recent 4 starts that lead Atlanta in four victories.
The Braves defeated the Padres five times in the last 7 overall and 13 of their last 18 matches at home against San Diego. Prediction: The Atlanta Braves will win at 5-2.
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San Diego Padres Vs Atlanta Braves 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET
Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -149
MLB Totals: 7