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2019 MLB Season
(56-64) San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-58)
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Jason Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -110/Phillies -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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San Diego Padres
The Padres have had a disappointing season this year. Many believed the Padres can be at least competitive due to the signing of Manny Machado. They have failed to be that with a 56-64 record. The team has simply struggled to put runs on the board. They rank fourth last in the NL with only 545 runs. The team has actually had a fair share of producers in Machado (26 homers), Eric Hosmer (18 homers), and Hunter Refroe (31 homers). Fernando Tatis Jr. has been their best player. The rookie sensation is hitting .317 with 22 homers in only 84 games. As a team the Padres are only hitting .246.
The San Diego Padres will have Joey Lucchesi on the mound Sunday afternoon. Luchessi has been solid for San Diego with a 7-7 record and a 4.25 ERA. His last start he struggled allowing three runs in 4.2 innings against Tampa Bay.
The Phillies have their eyes set on an NL Wild Card spot as they are too behind Atlanta in the NL East. They trail the Braves by eight games in the division but they’re only a game behind the Cubs for the second wild card spot. Philadelphia has a balanced lineup featuring seven guys with double digit homeruns. Bryce Harper is their leader. The star is hitting .253 with 25 homers and 87 RBI’s. Rhys Hoskins (24 homers) and Jean Segura (.280) have been key contributors as well.
On the mound for the Phillies is Jason Vargas. Vargas is 6-6 with a 4.03 ERA. In his lone start against the Padres this season he was incredible. Vargas went six scoreless innings allowing only a hit. The veteran pitcher has allowed the opposition to only hit .231 this season.
Free San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction: Phillies RL
In a close pitching matchup the difference will be the stronger Phillies lineup. I expect both pitchers to have solid outing but the Phillies will get the late runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies RL
Look for Harper to have a big afternoon as he’s starting to get going. Take the Phillies to cover the run-line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies 5 – San Diego Padres 3
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