San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 8-14-22

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 8/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 8/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The San Diego Padres (64-51) will challenge the Washington Nationals (37-77) in the series installment finale of the NL Inter-Division at Nationals Park in Washington on Sunday at 12:05 PM ET.


San Diego is in 2nd place at 64-51 in the National League West Division with a .557 team percentage and 16 matches behind first place after gaining 515 runs while losing 470 for a +45 run difference throughout the year.


The Padres split the first two rounds of a series after losing game 2 to the Nationals at 3-4 on Saturday but won the series opener at 10-5 on Friday.


In their loss, 3B Manny Machado and CF Trent Grisham landed one run on a double with a walk and one RBI each in augmenting the offense for San Diego.


Starter Yu Darvish gave up 7 hits, 4 earned runs, and a walk but struck 9 Washington hitters after pitching for 6.0 innings in the losing effort.


Third Baseman Manny Machado is the top batter for the Padres after accumulating 21 home runs while driving a team-leading 68 RBIs and averaging .298 at the plate over the course of the campaign.


Machado also recorded a team-leading on-base percentage of .368 and slugging .529 in augmenting the offense for San Diego this year.


Left-handed Blake Snell (4-6, 3.96 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 95 Ks) will be starting for the Padres in the final match of a series versus the Nationals on Sunday.


The southpaw thrower has given away 61 hits, 36 free passes, and 6 dingers in pitching for 72.2 frames in the major league this season.


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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Predictions 8/14/2022


The Washington Nationals fell to 5th place at 37-77 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .325 and 36.5 outings behind first place after tallying 434 runs but surrendering 639 for a run difference of -205 throughout the season.


The Nationals started the series with a 5-10 loss to the Padres on Friday but managed to get back after winning the 2nd installment at 4-3 on Saturday.


2B César Hernández scored one run on a triple in leading Washington in the victory while starter Anibal Sánchez pitched for 5.0 frames after conceding 6 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 bases on balls but wrung up 4 San Diego hitters in triumph.


RF Juan Soto knocked 21 balls over the perimeter while driving 46 runs batted in and averaged .246 at the plate in leading the batting unit of the Nationals this year.


1B Josh Bell contributed a team-high 57 RBIs with 14 homers while sporting a team-leading batting average of .301, an OBP at .384, and a slugging percentage of .493 in reinforcing the offense for Washington.


Right-handed Pitcher Paolo Espino (0-4, 4.04 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 58 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for the Nationals in the finale of a series against the Padres on Sunday afternoon.


Espino relinquished 83 hits, 13 free walks, and 16 home runs after pitching for 75.2 innings in his pro baseball career throughout the season.       


San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Diego -270. The Padres will dominate this match-up on the road with a 31-27 record away from home while the Nationals struggled at their home field after losing 41 of their last 58 overall.


San Diego ranked 9th in runs scored after 116 games while Washington ranked 26th in runs scored for the season. Prediction: The San Diego Padres will win at 6-5.  


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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 8/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:05 PM ET


Location: Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia


Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022                                           




MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Diego Padres -270                       


MLB Totals: 9.0


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