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2018 MLB Season
(63-84) Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres (59-89)
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Projected Starters: Minor vs. Nix
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -122 | Padres +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8½
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The Rangers are one of the more recent teams to experiment with the opener. It certainly worked well on Friday night, when Texas used four different pitchers to blank the Padres and win 4–0 at Petco Park.
Connor Sadzeck opened and Yohander Mendez did the bulk of the work over the next five innings. Two more relievers completed the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. Jurickson Profar recorded three of Texas’ nine hits as a team.
This game will feature a traditional starter in Mike Minor, who has thrown more innings this season (146) than he has in any single season since 2013, when he went over 200 and had his finest season as a pro.
Another thirty-three innings would give him the second-most he’s ever thrown as a big leaguer and the ERA+ is still steady at 115. He’s also one win away from tying his career-high of thirteen that he had in 2013.
San Diego Padres
Francisco Mejia was hitting leadoff for the Padres on Friday, following in the footsteps of other rare catchers who hit leadoff. The last one I can call to mind is John Jaso.
Mejia went one-for-three with a walk. Robbie Erlin pitched well and lasted into the sixth inning of a hard luck loss.
Jacob Nix was pulled in the ninth inning of an eventual 2–1 win over Seattle at the end of August after throwing just seventy-nine pitches. It was one of the more unique starting pitching performances this season in baseball.
Since then, he’s struggled through two starts, giving up eleven runs in ten innings, combined.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TEX are 2-7 in their last 9 road games.
- TEX are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- TEX are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass.
- SD are 2-7 in their last 9 interleague home games.
- SD are 7-20 in their last 27 home games.
- SD are 29-63 in their last 92 Sun. games.
Free Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: the Padres.
It’s a little hard to get behind Nix in this starting pitching matchup but I’m betting on the San Diego team winning at home. It also may very well be an underdog.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres +112
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 4 – San Diego 6
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