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Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres Preview and Predictions 04-23-2019 in MLB


San Diego Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is a student of the Bible but it seems that his opponents are doing most of the praying these days. Tatis, the son of 11-year MLB veteran Fernando Tatis, hopes to keep honing his five-tool skills while extending his hitting streak to 11 games when San Diego continues its eight-game homestand Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.

"I've never seen a player that young with the talent he has," teammate Manny Machado told reporters about the 20-year-old Dominican native, who has six home runs, 13 RBIs, seven walks, four stolen bases and an OPS of .954. "Nobody. He's got the power. The speed. The glove. The arm. The baseball smarts. I really haven't seen a talent like that by such a young guy. He has that little pep to his step that he knows he's good, and deserves to be up here. ..." Seattle doesn't have any young phenoms on its roster but is collectively crushing the ball, leading the majors in home runs (56) and runs scored (160) by a wide margin with Mitch Haniger (seven homers, American League-high 25 runs scored) and Domingo Santana (AL-best 26 RBIs) leading the way. Both clubs have struggled since beginning quickly as the Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games since starting the season 13-2 while the Padres (12-11) are 1-6 in their last seven. Seattle's Erik Swanson takes the ball Tuesday and hopes to build off his excellent first MLB start while opposing fellow rookie Nick Margevicius, who boasts an 0.90 WHIP after four turns despite getting crushed in his last.

TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FS San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Erik Swanson (0-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Padres LH Nick Margevicius (1-2, 3.60)

Swanson, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in the James Paxton trade, allowed a solo home run to Jake Bauers among two hits with five strikeouts in six innings of a 1-0 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Ohio native, who was an eighth-round pick by Texas in 2014, could remain in the rotation as long as Wade LeBlanc recovers from an oblique injury. Swanson permitted two runs over two innings of relief in his major league debut April 11 in Seattle's 7-6 victory at Kansas City.



Margevicius yielded five runs and seven hits while striking out seven in four innings of an 8-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday after allowing one run in each of his first three starts of the season. The 22-year-old Cleveland native has 19 strikeouts in 20 innings with an excellent changeup and fastball that reaches only the low 90s. Margevicius, a seventh-round draft pick in 2017 by San Diego, pitched in Class A last season except for one appearance in a Double-A playoff game.

WALK-OFFS

1. Seattle set an MLB record for most home runs in the first 25 games of a season, breaking the old standard of 55 by St. Louis in 2000.

2. Padres RHP Kirby Yates has a National League-most 10 saves in 10 tries and has struck out 19 in 12 innings this season.

3. The Mariners have tied their club record for best road start to a season by going 11-2.

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Petco Park
San Diego, California, USA.
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Last Injuries

San Diego Padres

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Hamstring
    Ques Fri | 10-day IL

    Tatis Jr. has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left hamstring strain, and it has yet to be established if he will return to action for Friday's contest against the Marlins.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Dickerson suffered wrist strain and has been placed on the 10-day injured list without a timetable for recovery.

  • Chris Paddack

    Neck
    Prob Wed | probable

    Paddack is dealing with neck stiffness but is expected to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Yankees.

  • Franmil Reyes

    Shoulder
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Reyes sat out the previous game due to soreness in his left shoulder, and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Yankees.

  • Aaron Loup

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Loup will miss an extended length of time and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a left elbow strain.

  • Francisco Mejia

    Knee
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Mejia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. He is expected to be away from the field until at least the start of June.

  • Miguel Diaz

    Knee
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Diaz has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while recovering from surgery to fix a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He is lining up to rejoin the team during the beginning of June.

  • Brett Kennedy

    Arm
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Kennedy has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with arm fatigue and is not expected to return until the early part of June.

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Seattle Mariners

  • Sam Tuivailala

    Achilles
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Tuivailala has been transferred to the 10-day injured list while recovering from a torn right Achilles and is expected to be sidelined until at least the start of June.

  • Ryon Healy

    Back
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Healy has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his lower back. He is projected to return to game action during the beginning of June.

  • Dee Gordon

    Wrist
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Gordon is on the 10-day injured list due to a contusion on his right wrist. He will likely rejoin the lineup during the beginning of June.

  • Kyle Seager

    Hand
    Prob Sat | probable

    Seager has been activated from the 60-day injured list where he was recovering from surgery to correct the extensor tendon in his left hand. He is projected to return for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

  • Omar Narvaez

    Knee
    Prob Fri | probable

    Narvaez was lifted from the previous game due to a left knee contusion but is expected to be in the lineup against the Athletics on Friday.

  • Gerson Bautista

    Pectoral
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Bautista has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a pectoral strain. He has begun a rehab assignment but is not expected to return to the lineup until the beginning of June.

  • Dylan Moore

    Wrist
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Moore has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recuperating from a right wrist contusion. It has yet to be established if he will return to the field Wednesday against the Rangers.

  • Felix Hernandez

    Back
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Hernandez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain and is likely to miss four to six weeks as a result.

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san-diego-padres Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Phil Maton 13 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Franchy Cordero 9 4 15 2 5 1 0 0 1 6 1 7 0 .333 .400 .450
Fernando Tatis Jr. 27 27 100 14 30 5 1 6 13 55 6 32 2 .300 .550 .360
Eric Hosmer 52 52 199 29 59 9 0 8 30 92 0 45 0 .296 .462 .347
Manny Machado 52 52 191 26 51 6 0 9 26 84 1 45 1 .267 .440 .349
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Craig Stammen 25 0 81 21 1 22 4 0 9 0 0 0 2 371
Kirby Yates 24 0 72 44 2 15 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 400
Adam Warren 21 0 64 20 0 20 7 0 12 0 0 0 11 409
Brad Wieck 19 0 47 19 1 16 4 0 10 0 0 1 4 276
Trey Wingenter 18 0 50 23 2 7 2 0 5 0 0 2 10 280
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Francisco Mejia 19 14 0 10 2 1 0 0
Austin Hedges 36 35 0 8 6 4 0 0
Austin Allen 9 4 0 3 0 1 0 1
Eric Hosmer 52 52 0 0 0 4 0 0
Eric Lauer 10 10 0 0 0 2 0 0

seattle-mariners Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Kyle Seager 2 2 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .333 .500 .500
Omar Narvaez 43 38 146 25 43 4 0 8 20 71 0 31 0 .295 .486 .362
Dee Gordon 45 42 160 16 45 3 1 3 19 59 12 25 2 .281 .369 .310
Domingo Santana 52 50 209 26 58 13 1 10 41 103 4 64 1 .278 .493 .339
J.P. Crawford 15 15 54 6 14 5 0 1 4 22 0 18 1 .259 .407 .322
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Cory Gearrin 23 0 58 24 3 17 1 0 8 0 0 3 13 347
Brandon Brennan 22 0 82 29 0 17 3 2 8 0 0 2 12 385
Roenis Elias 21 0 76 28 0 23 2 1 15 0 0 3 11 450
Marco Gonzales 12 12 206 48 2 72 7 0 36 0 0 3 19 1019
Yusei Kikuchi 12 12 191 50 2 61 9 0 34 0 0 6 15 1007
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Omar Narvaez 43 38 0 24 6 4 0 2
David Freitas 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brandon Brennan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dee Gordon 45 42 0 0 0 3 0 0
Domingo Santana 52 50 0 0 0 9 2 0