San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-19-22

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The San Diego Padres (23-14) will be knocking balls outside the park against the Philadelphia Phillies (18-19) in Game 3 of 3 of the NL Inter-Division at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Thursday at 1:05 PM ET.

 

San Diego will be facing Philadelphia in a sudden death on Thursday afternoon after splitting the first two installments of the series. The Padres won the opener at 3-0 on Tuesday but lost the second match at 0-3 on Wednesday.

 

San Diego is in 2nd place at 23-14 in the NL West Division with a .622 team percentage after accumulating 163 runs while giving away 147 for a +16 run difference.

 

The Padres completed 4 base knocks but failed to land a single run in their recent loss while Blake Snell lasted for just 3.2 innings after he conceded 3 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 BBs but struck out 5 batters in defeat.

 

Third Baseman Manny Machado put some sparks in San Diego offense with his team leading 7 home runs and a .353 batting average while his OBP sits at .433 and slugging .566 with 23 runs batted in. 1B Eric Hosmer contributed a team-high 24 RBIs with a batting average of .338 and knocked 4 balls over the perimeter.

 

The 35-year-old Yu Darvish (3-1, 4.62 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) will be starting for the Padres in the end-game versus the Phillies on Thursday. The righty thrower yielded 11 runs, 35 hits, 4 home runs, and 11 walks with 32 strikeouts through 39.0 frames pitched in his career starts this season.

 

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San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/19/2022

 

The Philadelphia Phillies managed to bounce back from their recent shutout loss facing San Diego after they won the 2nd installment at 3-0 on Wednesday.

 

Philadelphia is in 2nd place at 18-19 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .486 and 5.5 contests behind first place after gaining 175 runs while losing 157 for a run difference of +18 on the year.

 

1B Rhys Hoskins played well in leading the offense for the Phillies with two runs scored on one hit while taking a walk and connecting one RBI in the win. Zack Wheeler also pitched for 7.0 frames with only 4 hits allowed but wrung up 9 batters in the winning effort.

 

RF Bryce Harper is the leading batter for Philadelphia with 9 home runs, 27 runs batted in, and averages .305 at the plate while his OBP sits at .361 with a slugging percentage of .634 on the season.

 

The Phillies’ manager Joe Girardi will give the ball to veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson (3-1, 4.10 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) to start the final match of a series against the Padres on Thursday. Gibson led Philadelphia in four wins despite giving away 32 hits, 4 home runs, and 13 bases on balls over 37.1 innings pitched in his career starts in MLB this season.       

 

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia -120. After 37 games played, the Padres ranked 19th in OPS and 10th in runs scored while the Phillies ranked 5th in OPS and 6th in runs scored over the course of the campaign.

 

Philadelphia key player OF Bryce Harper is expected to play in this match-up after missing three successive contests due to an elbow injury. Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies will win at 6-5.  

 

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San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

 

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

 

TV: MLBN, NBC Sports Philadelphia

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -120    

                  

MLB Totals: 8  

 

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