San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-18-22

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The San Diego Padres (23-13) will slug it out against the Philadelphia Phillies (17-19) in Game 2 of 3 of the NL Inter-Division series installment battle at Citizens Bank Field in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 6:45 PM ET.

 

San Diego took the opener versus Philadelphia after scoring three runs in their 3-0 shutout win on Tuesday. The Padres also won a series against the Braves with a 2-1 standing.

 

San Diego is in 2nd place at 23-13 in the National League West Division with a .639 team percentage and 0.5 contest behind first place after collecting 163 runs while surrendering 144 for a +19 run difference on the season.

 

RF Wil Myers scored two runs on one hit with a walk-in leading the Padres’ offense while Mike Clevinger finished 5.0 innings with only one hit conceded and wrung up 5 batters in the winning effort.  

 

3B Manny Machado nailed a batting average of .359 with an on-base percentage of .443, seven home runs, and 46 hits in leading the San Diego offense while 1B Eric Hosmer led the Padres with a team-high 24 runs batted in for the season.

 

San Diego will be appointing southpaw Blake Snell to take his post on the rubber to start the next round of a series versus Philadelphia on Wednesday. The left-handed thrower owned a 49-36 (PC-ST) career record after pitching for a total of 684 frames in his MLB career.

 

Snell holds an ERA of 3.42 after conceding 260 earned runs and earned a WHIP of 1.253 in his pro baseball career.

 

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San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/18/2022

 

The Philadelphia Phillies won three games with one loss in facing the LA Dodgers in a four-game set last time out. However, the Phillies failed to score in game 1 of 3 against the Padres resulting in their 0-3 shutout loss on Tuesday.

 

Philadelphia took 3rd place at 17-19 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .472 and 6 games behind first-place after gaining 172 runs while losing 157 for a run difference of +15 on the year.

 

The Phillies earned five base knocks in their loss to the Padres while Zach Eflin pitched for 6.0 innings with 5 hits and one earned run allowed but struck out 5 hitters in defeat.  

 

RF Bryce Harper led the offense for Philadelphia with a team-leading record of 9 home runs, 27 runs batted in, and 40 hits while 3B Alec Bohm puts some power in his bat with a batting average of .315. 2B Jean Segura led his team with an on-base percentage of .367 on the year.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Zack Wheeler will be heading to the hill to start the second installment of a series against San Diego on Wednesday. Wheeler earned a 1-3 record with 4.26 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in pitching for 31.2 innings in the majors. He yielded 30 hits, 2 homers, and 10 free bases in his pro baseball career.       

 

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia -145. The Padres won three of their last five while the Phillies lost just one in their last five contests played this season.

 

Philadelphia is batting .256 with an SLG% of .431 with a home-field advantage while San Diego averages .228 at the plate and slugging .364. Prediction: The Philadelphia Phillies will win 6-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 6:45 PM ET

 

Location: Citizens Bank Field in Philadelphia, PA

 

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia, BSSD

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -145                

      

MLB Totals: 8   

 

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