San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
A National League West battle begins Monday night when the San Diego Padres (70-59, 35-31 away) visit the San Francisco Giants (61-65, 34-29 home). San Diego currently occupies the final NL Wild Card spot and are 1.5 games clear of the Milwaukee Brewers. This game will air live on ESPN+.
Manny Machado leads the Padres with a .304 batting average, 24 home runs and 81 RBIs. San Diego is hitting .243 and the pitchers have recorded a 3.81 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.
Joc Pederson is the main power source for San Francisco as he leads the team with 18 home runs and Wilmer Flores leads the way with 60 RBIs. Thairo Estrada has a team high .256 batting average on the season. The Giants are batting .233 and the pitchers have recorded a 3.98 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.
Padres vs Giants Pick & Prediction
Last time out, San Diego could not finish off the sweep in Kansas City after a 15-7 loss. The Royals scored five runs in the bottom of the first, and had two other big innings, to get the Sunday win. Manny Machado went 4-5 with two home runs, one double, two RBIs and three runs scored in the loss. Jonathan Heasley improved to 2-7 and Sean Manaea fell to 7-7 on the year.
San Francisco were swept in Minnesota after losing 8-3 on Sunday. The Twins scored all eight of their runs between the third and fifth innings as they finished off an important series. Brandon Crawford went 3-4 with one RBI in the loss. Devin Smeltzer improved to 5-2 and Jakob Junis fell to 4-4 on the season.
Pitching Matchup: Mike Clevinger (4-5, 3.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) vs Carlos Rodon (12-6, 2.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP)
Todays MLB Pick: Giants – For more free MLB picks stop by the ATS MLB section
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