San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Picks and Predictions June 8th 2024

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San Diego Padres
ML: -150
Arizona Diamondbacks
ML: 135

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Padres Seek Repeat Performance Against D-backs

Fernando Tatis Jr. extended the longest current active hitting streak in the majors on Friday night.

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s hitting streak has been a highlight for the San Diego Padres, especially after helping end their five-game losing streak on Friday night. Let’s break down Tatis’s streak, the Padres’ recent struggles, and the upcoming games against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tatis Jr. Sparks Padres’ Offense

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Solo Homer

Tatis kicked off the Padres’ 14-hit spree with a solo homer in the first inning of their 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks. This victory snapped a season-high-tying five-game losing streak for San Diego.

Streak Overview

Tatis is riding a 13-game hitting streak, going 23-for-53. He even hit eight consecutive times at one point, a feat only four other Padres have achieved: Dave Winfield, Tony Gwynn, Brian Giles, and Kevin Kouzmanoff.

Impact on Batting Average

During this streak, Tatis has boosted his batting average to .282. His performance has been crucial, nearly matching the Padres’ total runs from the previous five games in their Friday win.
Padres’ Pitching Outlook
Matt Waldron’s Recent Form

With knuckleballer Matt Waldron pitching, the Padres want to win twice. With a 1.84 ERA in his last five starts, Waldron has had a strong recent stretch. His latest excursion was an intense misfortune to the Los Angeles Holy messengers, where he permitted only one sudden spike in demand for two hits north of 6 1/3 innings.

Waldron’s Struggles Against Arizona

Waldron’s last bad start was against the Diamondbacks on May 5, where he gave up eight runs (seven earned) in just over three innings. His career record against Arizona is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in two starts.

Diamondbacks’ Pitching Outlook

Ryne Nelson’s Performance

The Diamondbacks will pitch Ryne Nelson, who secured a win against the Padres last month despite giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings. Nelson has struggled against San Diego overall, with a 6.23 ERA in six starts.
Nelson’s Recent Success

Nelson is falling off one of his best beginnings of the time, permitting two sudden spikes in demand for six hits north of 7 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Monsters. He credited his guard for major areas of strength for the, which saw him utilize only 80 pitches.

Diamondbacks’ Offensive Outlook

Corbin Carroll’s Turnaround

The Diamondbacks trust Corbin Carroll is refocusing. The National League Rookie of the Year from last year had three hits on Thursday and two walks on Friday, which resulted in a run being scored. Carroll is aiming for a comeback with 98 games remaining and a wild-card spot within reach, despite his.198 average.

Carroll’s Challenges

Carroll has had a difficult season, but he still has hope. I’ve never truly failed to meet expectations like this,” Carroll said. ” It has been extremely difficult to trust it and continue working every day.”


Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres want to maintain their momentum. The Padres have good reasons to be optimistic, thanks to Waldron’s recent strong performances and Tatis’s hitting streak. In the meantime, the Diamondbacks will need the pitching of Ryne Nelson and Corbin Carroll’s potential comeback to stay in the series.

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San Diego Padres
O 8
Arizona Diamondbacks
U 8
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