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Padres vs. Dodgers Predictions & Picks

Padres vs. Dodgers Predictions & Picks

Saturday's contest at PETCO Park has the San Diego Padres (54-56) going head to head against the Los Angeles Dodgers (63-45) at 8:40 PM ET (on August 5). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-3 win for the Padres, so expect a tight matchup. This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Blake Snell (8-8) to the mound, while…
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Matt Carpenter Trade: Braves acquire veteran hitter from the Padres

Matt Carpenter Trade: Braves acquire veteran hitter from the Padres

On Friday, the Braves announced they had acquired Matt Carpenter, Ray Kerr, and cash considerations from the Padres in exchange for Drew Campbell. This is now Carpenter's third team in the last three years. Carpenter is coming off a season where he appeared in 76 games with San Diego. During that time, he hit.176/.322/.319 with five home runs and…
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Padres' potential free agent pitcher makes huge Scott Boras move

Padres' potential free agent pitcher makes huge Scott Boras move

Padres pitcher Nick Martinez hired Scott Boras as his agent, which could hint at his future offseason plans San Diego Padres fans are waiting to find out what the organization's exact plans are for this offseason. Reports of the team taking out a huge loan and wanting to cut payroll costs have resulted in tempered expectations. There is always the…
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Should The Padres Trade Juan Soto?

Should The Padres Trade Juan Soto?

One argument for a Soto swap is planning for the future. Trades for Soto, Musgrove, Hader and others have put a suck on the Padres' farm system over the last few years. But, the cupboards aren't as bare as you'd think. Despite the massive moves, San Diego's farm still ranks seventh in baseball with five top-100 prospects, per Baseball…
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Padres vs. Giants Predictions & Picks

Padres vs. Giants Predictions & Picks

Monday's game at Oracle Park has the San Diego Padres (77-79) squaring off against the San Francisco Giants (77-79) at 9:45 PM ET (on September 25). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 5-3 win for the Padres, so expect a competitive matchup. This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Blake Snell (14-9) to the mound, while…
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A.J. Preller, Bob Melvin will return to Padres for 2024

A.J. Preller, Bob Melvin will return to Padres for 2024

SAN DIEGO -- A.J. Preller and Bob Melvin will be back in their respective roles with the Padres in 2024, Preller announced Wednesday in his end-of-season media availability. Questions had swirled over the futures of both, after the team underperformed in 2023, finishing 82-80 and outside of the postseason. But Preller will remain in his role as…
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Juan Soto in focus ahead of Padres offseason

Juan Soto in focus ahead of Padres offseason

SAN DIEGO -- With Juan Soto a year away from free agency, a crucial offseason looms, and the Padres appear to be keeping their options open with their superstar outfielder. General manager A.J. Preller -- who, on Wednesday, confirmed that he will be returning for a 10th full season in charge -- discussed Soto's status in his end-of-season media…
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Padres' late success crucial for future

Padres' late success crucial for future

This story was excerpted from AJ Cassavell's Padres Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, . And to get it regularly in your inbox. Last week, when a rare one-run victory followed a rare walk-off victory, Padres manager Bob Melvin opened his postgame press conference with a thought: "Walk-off last night and a one-run win today," Melvin said…
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Josh Hader Wouldn't Get Four Outs Because Of Padres' Postseason Odds

Josh Hader Wouldn't Get Four Outs Because Of Padres' Postseason Odds

One of the few bright spots for the 2023 San Diego Padres is closer Josh Hader. Hader has a 1.19 ERA with 81 strikeouts in just 53 innings, one of the highest strikeout rates in baseball. Perhaps the simplest way to describe how incredible he's been is that he's allowed just seven earned runs all season. While the Padres have been virtually…
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Cardinals vs Padres Prediction

Cardinals vs Padres Prediction

The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. It might be a little too late, but the Padres are finally getting hot, and they have a lot of confidence after the last week. The big change as of late has been the strong pitching that the Padres have. The Padres are averaging 4.66 runs while their…
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Scott Barlow allows 3 runs in 11th as Padres win streak ends

Scott Barlow allows 3 runs in 11th as Padres win streak ends

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres could ill afford to lose any games the rest of the season to keep their slim playoff chances alive. Saturday's 5-2 11-inning loss to the Cardinals was a double whammy, as it both reduced San Diego's already low playoff odds and ended its season-high eight-game winning streak. With the loss, the Padres moved to five games…
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Cardinals vs. Padres Predictions & Picks

Cardinals vs. Padres Predictions & Picks

Saturday's game features the San Diego Padres (76-78) and the St. Louis Cardinals (67-87) matching up at PETCO Park (on September 23) at 8:40 PM. This matchup, according to our computer prediction, will result in a 4-3 win for the Padres. The Padres will look to Nick Martinez (5-4) against the Cardinals and Jake Woodford (2-2). When: Saturday,…
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Padres' win streak at 7 after sweep of Rockies

Padres' win streak at 7 after sweep of Rockies

SAN DIEGO -- These Padres sure don't look like the team that spent the season's first 5 1/2 months mired in their own underperformance. No, these Padres look like the team they always expected themselves to be in 2023. On Wednesday afternoon, they completed a sweep of the Rockies with a 3-2 victory at Petco Park. A week ago, the Padres hadn't won…
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Padres vs. Athletics Friday, September 15th Game Props

Padres vs. Athletics Friday, September 15th Game Props

The San Diego Padres (69-78, 30-42 away) and Oakland Athletics (46-100, 24-47 home) will face off at 9:40 ET at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland. Seth Lugo gets the start for the Padres, while the Athletics will send Sean Newcomb to the mound. Check out my pick for game one of this interleague matchup. The Padres most recently faced off in a series vs.…
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Padres pregame: Offense rolling in September ... finally, and perhaps to team's detriment now

Padres pregame: Offense rolling in September ... finally, and perhaps to team's detriment now

The Padres have averaged 6.4 runs per game to start September. They are hitting.295/.353/.530 over their last five games. Shoot, if it wasn't for Rich Hill being allowed to cough up six runs while recording just four outs on Monday, the Padres could be sitting on a five-game winning streak heading into Wednesday's finale against the Phillies. "The…
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a versatile player, 'family' and 'one of the best teammates'

a versatile player, 'family' and 'one of the best teammates'

Jurickson Profar never really wanted to leave San Diego. The thought of him returning to the Padres on a minor league deal - and perhaps back to the big-league team before long - brought a few smiles on one side of the Petco Park clubhouse on Friday afternoon. "My family," Ha-Seong Kim said in English. Added Fernando Tatis Jr.: "I love that guy.…
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Rangers-Mets, Padres-Cardinals line plays: Daily best bets

Rangers-Mets, Padres-Cardinals line plays: Daily best bets

Each day, one of our experts at Bet.NOLA.com will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer. A reminder Caesars Sportsbook is the official odds partner of Bet.NOLA.com, and for our readers who haven't…
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Padres pregame: Jake Cronenworth has fractured wrist, placed on IL

Padres pregame: Jake Cronenworth has fractured wrist, placed on IL

Jake Cronenworth fell to his knees immediately after being struck on the right wrist by a 93 mph sinker from Andrew Chafin in the ninth inning of Friday's 7-3 loss to the Brewers. He had X-rays after the game. But he didn't need the images to know what was wrong. "I felt like it was broke," Cronenworth said. The Padres infielder, who wore a large…
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Marlins-Padres prediction: Picks, odds on Monday, August 21

Marlins-Padres prediction: Picks, odds on Monday, August 21

The Miami Marlins (64-61) and San Diego Padres (59-66) are set to begin a big three-game series this evening. First pitch of Monday's opener is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET at Petco Park in San Diego. Lefty Ryan Weathers (1-7, 6.89 ERA) will get the nod for the Marlins against his former team, while the Padres counter with Michael Wacha (9-2,…
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Padres pregame: Assessing the wild-card chase as D-backs arrive

Padres pregame: Assessing the wild-card chase as D-backs arrive

A veteran of 20 seasons as a big-league manager, Bob Melvin typically waits until September to truly watch the standings. Of course, the situation what it is in San Diego, he's glancing a bit more lately, albeit with the understanding that there's a bar his Padres need to clear before anything matters: A.500 record, and they are currently five…
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Dodgers vs Padres Prediction

Dodgers vs Padres Prediction

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. On Friday it was the Dodgers that were able to secure the 10-5 victory. On Saturday the Padres pitching was better and they ended up winning 8-3. Heading into Saturday night's game the Dodgers had lost four games in a row. Over the last three games the…
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What Padres could do ahead of 2023 Trade Deadline

What Padres could do ahead of 2023 Trade Deadline

This story was excerpted from AJ Cassavell's Padres Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, . And to get it regularly in your inbox. The Padres picked quite a weekend to play their best series of the season. After sweeping the first-place Rangers, San Diego opens a three-game set in Colorado tonight with the Trade Deadline looming at 3 p.m.…
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Rangers vs. Padres Predictions & Picks

Rangers vs. Padres Predictions & Picks

Sunday's game between the San Diego Padres (51-54) and the Texas Rangers (60-45) at PETCO Park is expected to be a tight matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 5-3, with the Padres securing the victory. First pitch is at 4:10 PM ET on July 30. The Padres will give the nod to Blake Snell (7-8, 2.68 ERA), who is eyeing win No.…
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Rangers vs. Padres: Odds, spread, over/under

Rangers vs. Padres: Odds, spread, over/under

The San Diego Padres (51-54) will be seeking a series sweep when they face off against the Texas Rangers (60-45) at PETCO Park on Sunday, July 30 at 4:10 PM ET. Blake Snell will get the ball for the Padres, while Cody Bradford will take the hill for the Rangers. The Padres are the favorite in this one, at -190, while the underdog Rangers have+155…
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Rangers vs. Padres: Betting Trends, Records ATS, Home/Road Splits

Rangers vs. Padres: Betting Trends, Records ATS, Home/Road Splits

Nate Lowe and the Texas Rangers hit the field on Friday at PETCO Park against Joe Musgrove, who is projected to start for the San Diego Padres. First pitch will be at 9:40 PM ET. The Padres are favored in this one, at -165, while the underdog Rangers have+135 odds to upset. An 8.5-run total has been set for the contest. Date: Friday, July 28,…
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Padres vs Tigers Picks & Odds (July 23)

Padres vs Tigers Picks & Odds (July 23)

With the MLB Trade deadline just over a week away, the Padres (48-51, 23-28 away) need victories to persuade general manager A.J. Preller to keep the band together. Another win against the Tigers (44-54, 20-27 home) on Sunday, July 23rd might help keep the team intact for at least a few more days. Read on for an analysis of the Padres vs Tigers. A…
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Padres vs. Tigers Predictions & Picks

Padres vs. Tigers Predictions & Picks

Friday's game that pits the San Diego Padres (46-51) against the Detroit Tigers (44-52) at Comerica Park has a good chance to be a close matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 5-3 in favor of the Padres. Game time is at 6:40 PM ET on July 21. This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Seth…
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