With the series all square at 1-1, the Padres (60-67, 34-33 home) are giving the start to Seth Lugo while the Marlins will send Sandy Alcantara to the mound. Check out who I see coming out on top in this San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins showdown at PETCO Park.
MIAMI MARLINS VS SAN DIEGO PADRES BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Diego Padres -125
This game will be played at PETCO Park at 4:10 ET on Wednesday, August 23rd.
WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO PADRES:
- The Marlins are just 2-3 in their last five road games.
- So far, the Padres are 3-2 against the Marlins this season.
- In Sandy Alcantara’s 25 starts, the Marlins have a record of just 10-15.
MIAMI MARLINS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN NL EAST
Miami enters today’s matchup with an overall record of 65-62, placing them 3rd in the NL East. The club has played in 41 series so far, and has a record of 20-19-2, including dropping each of their past two sets. The Marlins are 37-27 at home and 28-35 and 37-27 at home.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara has compiled a 6-10 record in 25 appearances this season. His ERA stands at 4.11, and he has recorded a K/9 of 7.72. Alcantara’s FIP is 3.96, while his OBP is .284.
Miami is looking to Sandy Alcantara to help them secure another victory, as they bested the Dodgers 11-3 in his last outing. The right-hander allowed three earned runs on seven hits over six frames.
So far this season, the Marlins’ has gone deep 123 times, placing them 21st in the league. Over Miami’s previous five games, they are 16th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.1 runs per game putting them 25th in the league. The Marlins’ overall team batting average stands at .260 along with an OBP of .316.
Jorge Soler is the Marlins’ leader in home runs over their last ten games, with five round-trippers. His season total now stands at 33, while his overall batting average is .240.
WILL THE SAN DIEGO PADRES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Padres have put together a record of 60-67 and are 4th in the NL West, putting them 17.5 games out of first place. San Diego’s overall series record sits at 16-20-4. On the road, they have gone 26-34 and 34-33 at home.
Seth Lugo has made 19 appearances this season, with a .421 slugging percentage allowed and a 1.26 WHIP. His overall record stands at 4-6, with an ERA of 3.92 and 103 strikeouts, averaging 8.97 per nine innings. Lugo’s record on the road is 2-2, and he has an ERA of 3.41 in away games; his home record is 2-4 with an ERA of 7.08 at home plate.
Seth Lugo was unable to secure the victory in his last start, despite a quality outing. In the Diamondbacks’ 4-0 defeat to San Diego, he tossed six innings and allowed no earned runs.
Having gone deep 10 times in their last ten games, the Padres are 9th in that span. At 4.5 runs per game, San Diego is 15th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .238 while hitting a total of 160 home runs (9th).
Manny Machado has been a key contributor to the Padres’ offense over their last ten games, leading the team with three home runs. His season-long total of 24 long balls is impressive, and his overall batting average stands at .249.