San Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers Picks and Predictions June 22nd 2024

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San Diego Padres
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Padres Limping Into Rematch vs. Brewers

The San Diego Padres are facing significant challenges as they head into their rematch against the Milwaukee Brewers. After a hard- fought 9- 5 victory on Friday night, the Padres find themselves with a depleted bench and mounting injuries, complicating their lineup decisions for Saturday’s game, the third in a four- game series.

Injury Concerns and Lineup adaptations

The Padres are already without their starting catcher Luis Campusano, who’s sidelined with a thumb injury. Adding to their woes, star player Fernando TatisJr. suffered an elbow injury after being hit by a pitch. Tatis, who has been battling a right quad injury for several weeks, managed to stay in the game until the fifth inning, when he was replaced by Tyler Wade.

In the seventh inning, Jurickson Profar appeared to injure his leg while running out a double, necessitating a pinch runner. Jose Azocar took over, pressing the Padres’ precarious situation with player availability. Profar’s status for Saturday’s game remains uncertain, adding to the team’s injury concerns.

Director Mike Shildt may need to make several changes to the lineup to cope with these injuries. However, the Padres might call up catcher Brett Sullivan from Triple- A El Paso to back up Kyle Higashioka, If Campusano is placed on the injured list. Tyler Wade, a utility player, was listed as the emergency catcher.

” I do not suppose we are overly concerned about it,” Shildt said regarding Campusano’s injury,” but we’ll see what it looks like moving forward.”

Mike Shildt regarding Campusano’s injury

Pitching Matchup and Challenges

San Diego will calculate on right- hander Randy Vasquez, who has struggled this season with a 1- 4 record and a5.70 ERA. Vasquez is looking to rebound from a tough outing on Monday night in Philadelphia, where he gave up 12 hits and six runs in41/3 innings, performing in a 9- 2 loss. This will be his first career start against the Brewers.

The Brewers, on the other hand, will start novitiate Carlos Rodriguez, who has had a rough start to his major league career with an 0- 2 record and a6.48 ERA. Rodriguez’s last start was a 5- 3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, where he allowed five runs( four earned) on six successes in42/3 innings.

Milwaukee director Pat Murphy reflected on Rodriguez’s performance, saying,” I thought he was good the first couple innings, also kind of lost his sense for his fastball. And that really gave them opportunities. also, there was not enough swing and miss to help runs from scoring.”

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Offensive Highlights and Strategic Plays

Despite the injuries, the Padres’ offense has been strong, amassing 16 runs on 25 hits in the series so far. They will look to maintain this momentum against Rodriguez, who has shown vulnerability in his recent jaunts.

The Brewers, despite their pitching struggles, have also been productive offensively. They recorded 11 hits on Friday and continue to excel in stealing bases. Tyler Black’s stolen base on Friday marked Milwaukee’s 105th steal of the season, putting them second in MLB behind only the Cincinnati Reds.

“You’ve got to have the personnel to emphasize it and get good at it.”

Pat Murphy on importance of the stolen base

Quotes pressing the Situation

Reflecting on the Padres’ adaptability, director Mike Shildt remarked,” Injuries are part of the game, but it’s how you respond to them that defines your season.” This sentiment underscores the Padres’ determination to overcome their current challenges.

Similarly, Pat Murphy’s insight into the Brewers’ approach to stolen bases highlights the team’s strategic mindset.” You do not just run for the sake of running; you run to produce opportunities and put pressure on the defense,” he said, illustrating the politic thinking behind their aggressive base running.


As the Padres and Brewers prepare for their rematch, the focus will be on how San Diego manages its injury- riddled lineup and how both teams acclimate their strategies on the field. The Padres’ ability to acclimatize and the Brewers’ uninterrupted obnoxious efforts promise an instigative and changeable game. With both brigades facing their own set of challenges, the outcome remains wide open, icing another compelling chapter in this series.

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