We have a rubber match in San Diego between the Mets and Padres. The Padres are coming off a 7-0 win last night. The bats came out to play, with Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado notching 2 RBIs each.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 8, 2022
The real star of the evening was starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish was on fire at Petco Park again, as he went 7 innings with 2 hits and no runs allowed. He hasn’t cared for going on the road, but Darvish has Petco Park figured out.
The Padres are 1.5 games behind the LA Dodgers in the NL West going into tonight. It’s all Dodgers and Padres at the minute, with the Giants 5.5 games behind the Dodgers for the lead.
The Dodgers are a top team, but they just don’t seem like a serious World Series contender. Their rotation isn’t as scary good as we’ve seen in the past. However, there is time to address their pitching staff at the trade deadline.
They have an eight-game lead on the Braves. I want to stress that this is without Jacob deGrom. He hasn’t made one pitch this season. It wasn’t that long ago that deGrom was the only thing to get excited about for the Mets.
Max Scherzer is also currently on the injured list. His latest ailment is a bite from a dog on his right hand. That is not a joke. Meanwhile, deGrom recently took a bullpen session for the first time this year.
For the rubber match at Petco Park, Chris Bassitt and Sean Manaea are scheduled to get the start on Wednesday night. Head below for our free Mets vs. Padres prediction on June 8, 2022.
New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres Live Betting Odds:
|NY Mets||+1.5 (-210)||+113||Over 7 (-115)|
|San Diego Padres||-1.5 (+175)||-135||Under 7 (-105)|
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|125% up to $2,500|
|100% up to $500|
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|Team Data||NY Mets||San Diego Padres|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.255||.217|
|Runs Per 9||5.25||4.30|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.11||3.39|
Mets vs. Padres Prediction:
Sean Manaea spent the first six years of his career with the Athletics. He has to be thrilled to get out of that clubhouse in Oakland and go to a contender in San Diego.
Manaea’s career was up and down with the Athletics, and I don’t think he’s going to shake that in San Diego. It’s been the same with the Padres, with Manaea an ace at times and medicore in other starts.
Most pitchers like the friendly confines of Petco Park. However, the lefty hasn’t up to par at home this season.
Manaea is entering tonight with an ERA of 3.77 and a 1.11 WHIP across 62 innings of work. Nice, but that being said, his numbers drop off at Petco Park.
He has actually conceded more home runs at Petco in 24 innings, 5, than in 40.1 innings on the road, with 3 home runs. The Mets are hitting .315 with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs versus Manaea in 17 at-bats.
NY Mets vs. San Diego Padres Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 7-3
- 5-1 overall in their previous six third game of a series
- 6-1 overall in their previous seven games versus a left-handed starter
- 16-5 overall in their previous 21 games after conceding 5 or more runs
- 13-3 overall in their previous 16 games after scoring 2 or fewer runs
- 19-7 overall in their previous 26 game after a loss
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 9-4 overall in their previous 13 games versus the NL East
- 2-6 overall in their previous eight games at home versus a right-handed starter
- 0-5 overall in their previous five games on a Wednesday
- 10-21 overall in their previous 31 games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
- 2-5 overall in their previous seven games versus the Mets
Chris Bassitt goes into Petco Park with a sharp ERA of 3.74 and a 1.17 WHIP. He had a rough start three outings ago to allow 8 hits and 8 earned runs against the Giants, but has otherwise been dependable.
Following his forgettable start against the Giants, Bassitt has allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 12 innings on the mound. He’s been in complete control versus the Padres in previous performances.
The Padres are hitting .098 with a .122 OBP through 28 at-bats against Bassitt. An RBI from Eric Hosmer is the only run scored against him.
I was on the Padres last night, and that paid off well. There appears to be better value on the Mets in the rubber match, though. The Mets at plus money looks like good value at Petco Park on Wednesday night.