St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9-22-22

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The St. Louis Cardinals (87-63) will play in Petco Park to take on the San Diego Padres (83-66) in the series installment finale of the NL Inter-Division competition at Petco Park in San Diego on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 4:10 PM ET.


St. Louis retained the lead at 87-63 in the National League Central Division with a .580  team percentage after accumulating 713 runs while allowing 590 for a +123 run difference over the course of the campaign.


The Cardinals will try to prevent a series sweep in coming to this match-up facing the Padres on Thursday after two shutout losses at 0-5 on Tuesday and 0-1 on Wednesday.


The NL Central leader made only two hits with one error against the home team San Diego. Starter Miles Mikolas pitched well for St. Louis with just 3 hits and 2 walks granted but struck out 6 batters in 6.0 innings pitched.   


First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt powered the Cardinals’ batting unit with a team-high 35 home runs and 112 runs batted in throughout the season.


Goldschmidt also pitched in with a team-leading batting average of .322, an OBP of .410, and a slugging percentage of .598 in reinforcing the offense for St. Louis over the course of the season.


Right-handed Pitcher Jack Flaherty (0-1, 5.09 ERA, 17 Ks) will be heading to the hill for his 7th start for the Cardinals on Thursday.


Flaherty granted 16 walks with 8 runs and 18 hits allowed after pitching for 5.0 frames in each of his last three starts this year.


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St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Predictions 9/22/2022


The San Diego Padres took 2nd place at 83-66 in the National League West Division with a team percentage of .557 and 20.5 games behind first place after knocking a total of 649 runs while conceding 612 for a run difference of +37 throughout the season.


The Padres won five contests in a row including the first two installments of a series facing the Cardinals at 5-0 on Tuesday and 1-0 on Wednesday.


In their recent victory on Wednesday, Shortstop Kim Ha-Seong earned a one-run score on one hit for San Diego while starter Blake Snell took control of the mound with 2 hits and 2 walks allowed but struck out 13 St. Louis hitters after 7.0 innings of work in the victory.     


Third Baseman Manny Machado of the Padres knocked 29 balls outside the park while driving a total of 93 RBIs in leading the offense for San Diego this year.


The Padres’ ace third baseman also sports a team-high batting average of .297, an OBP of .366, and a slugging percentage of .530 throughout the season.


The San Diego ball club will be sending righty Joe Musgrove (10-7, 3.16 ERA, 165 Ks) to the pitcher’s mound for his 28th start for the Padres on Thursday afternoon.


The right-handed thrower has given away 4 hits after pitching for 6.0 scoreless innings in his last start beating the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2-0.     


St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Diego -140. The Padres have momentum in this match and the home team will dominate this game Thursday afternoon.


San Diego played better baseball than St. Louis as of late and the Padres owned a home record of 40-31 while the Cardinals lost 35 of their last 71 outings this season. The prediction: San Diego Padres will win 5-3.


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St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA


Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022    




MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Diego Padres -140      


MLB Totals: 7.5


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