Giants vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/22
- Lm Tipster
- Jun 22, 2023, 1:14:28 AM
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Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA – June 22, 2023, 12:45 PM
As the San Diego Padres (35-38) look to rebound against the San Francisco Giants (41-32) in the series finale, all eyes are on the left-handed pitching sensation Blake Snell. The Giants, who have been in impressive form recently with a nine-game win streak, will face a formidable challenge against Snell. This matchup at Oracle Park is set to be an electrifying end to a riveting series.
Blake Snell (3-6, 3.48 ERA) will face off against Alex Wood (2-1, 4.11 ERA) of the Giants. Snell, despite his record, has been phenomenal lately. He’s racked up an impressive 93 strikeouts in 75 innings this season and has been practically unhittable in his recent outings. On the other hand, Wood has been steady, but not as dominant.
Fernando Tatis Jr. has been a consistent source of power for the Padres with a .291 batting average and 15 homers. Another key player is Juan Soto, who has been driving in runs with 37 RBI and 13 homers. They will look to provide the offensive support that Snell needs.
J.D. Davis has been a force to reckon with in the Giants' lineup, boasting a .286 average and 40 RBI. Michael Conforto is also another significant threat with his 12 homers.
The Padres have Robert Suarez on the 60-day IL and Preston Tucker on the 10-day IL, which may slightly impact their bullpen depth and outfield options. The Giants have a more extensive injury list, which includes Alex Cobb, which could potentially affect their pitching depth.
Though the Giants are riding a high with their current winning streak, the Padres have a secret weapon in Blake Snell. His recent performances on the mound have been nothing short of dominant, and the Padres will look to him to be the linchpin in this game. With Snell’s ability to rack up strikeouts and keep hitters off balance, the Giants’ potent lineup will have their work cut out for them.
The Padres' offense, led by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto, will need to capitalize on any mistakes made by Wood. They have the capability to put runs on the board and give Snell the cushion he needs.
We predict that the Padres will emerge victorious in this matchup. Snell’s pitching mastery will prove to be the difference-maker, halting the Giants' win streak and giving the Padres the boost they need as they aim to climb up in the National League West standings.
Final Score Prediction: Padres 5, Giants 2
Pick: Padres ML -120