Picks & Preview: Padres vs Blue Jays 07-18-2023

Picks & Preview: Padres vs Blue Jays 07-18-2023

July 18, 2023


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Both of these teams had high hopes for the playoffs going into 2023, but the San Diego Padres are falling short of that goal and the Toronto Blue Jays are only now starting to soar. They will meet up to start a three-game series on Tuesday July 18 following their day off on Monday. It is going to be the first time the two groups have met since 2019. Alek Manoah (2-7, 5.91 ERA) will throw for the Blue Jays, and Joe Musgrove (8-2, 3.29 ERA) will start for the Padres.
During this past weekend, the Padres started their 2nd part of the season by dropping 3 out of 4 games to the Philadelphia Phillies. San Diego is eight and a half matches away from a wild card slot and is currently in the 4th spot in the NL West. The team’s batting average and hits are both led by Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis and Manny Machado share the lead for first place on the squad in terms of homers, they both have 17. The Padres possess 117 homers and are batting .234 as a unit. With the best ERA (2.71) and most strikeouts (139) on the squad, Blake Snell is enjoying an excellent campaign on the mound. The second best K/9 in the MLB belongs to Snell (12.1). The Padres boast the 9th-best ERA as a group.

At 4.56 runs per game, the Blue Jays are directly ahead of the Padres in terms of offense. They are averaging 5.45 goals per contest this month. Although the figures may be similar, Toronto’s method has been quite distinct. The Blue Jays rank 11th in slugging, 9th in OBP, 5th in batting average, and 10th in OPS. A 22nd-ranked walk rate complements MLB’s 5th-lowest strikeout rate. The majority of the public would expect them to hit more home runs, but they compensate in other areas.
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San Diego Padres vs Toronto Blue Jays Game Information

  • Date: 07/18/2023
  • Time: 07:07 PM ET
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
  • How to Watch: Padres vs Blue Jays MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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