Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Picks and Predictions June 18th 2024

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres MLB Tue, Jun 18, 18:40 pm.
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Phillies Shoot for Offensive Encore Against Padres

On Tuesday, the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies will play the second of three games in a three-game series. The Phillies want to continue their offensive surge against the Padres. After a sub-.500 excursion, the Phillies got back in dangerous style, overcoming the Padres 9-2 with a 18-hit flood.

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Phillies’ Offensive Firepower

Kyle Schwarber of Philadelphia hit two home runs, continuing his streak of 28 games with multiple home runs and bringing in four runs. Alec Bohm’s RBI count for the season increased to 60 following a combination of two singles and a three-run homer. Rafael Marchan, filling in for the injured J.T. Realmuto as catcher, earned his first career four-hit game and tallied two RBIs.

“I’m just grateful and I feel blessed to be back in the game,” Marchan said. “The most important thing is to be healthy and help the team win.”

Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, Trea Turner, and Brandon Marsh also chipped in with two hits each. Turner was making his return to the lineup after a hamstring strain had sidelined him since May 3.

“It’s good to be home,” Phillies manager Rob Thomson remarked, reflecting on the team’s dominant performance.

Pitching Matchup: Nola vs. King

Phillies’ Aaron Nola: Philadelphia will send Nola, who has an 8-3 record and a 3.48 earned run average, to the mound. In just three and a half innings, he gave up 11 hits and a career-high eight runs against the Red Sox. In spite of this, Nola has a strong history against the Padres, with a 3-4 record and a 3.14 Time in nine profession begins. In an April 26 game in San Diego, he struck out 10 north of eight innings, permitting three runs in a 9-3 win.

“Struggled with command,” Nola admitted. “I felt fine in the bullpen. Just left some balls up in the zone and they didn’t miss them. I’m going to flush this one pretty quick.”

  • Michael King (Padres): King, sporting a 5-4 record and a 3.58 ERA, is expected to start for San Diego. His last start against the Oakland Athletics saw him strike out a season-high 12 batters over five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks.

“A good start has to be deep into the game,” King emphasized. “Me going five (innings) doesn’t help the team, even if it is 12 strikeouts.”

King’s efficiency has been a concern, as he noted the need to reduce high-pitch at-bats. He has struggled against the Phillies in the past, with an 8.10 ERA in two career games. His lone start against Philadelphia on April 28 resulted in six runs allowed over 5 1/3 innings in an 8-6 loss.

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Padres’ Recent Struggles

After being swept by the New York Mets in their previous series, San Diego is currently losing four games. The Padres oversaw only two hits and a run from Manny Machado in the series opener against the Phillies, going 0-for-4 with sprinters in scoring position.

Despite the skid, Padres manager Mike Shildt remains confident in his team’s ability to bounce back.

“Long term, zero,” Shildt said regarding his concern level. “I have no problem about this club at all. I have complete confidence this, too, shall pass.”

Key Players to Watch

  • Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber: With two grand slams and four RBIs in the series opener, Schwarber is a player to look as he hopes to proceed with his power flood.
  • Phillies’ Rafael Marchan: After a breakout execution, Marchan will plan to capitalize on his chance with Realmuto sidelined.
  • Manny Machado (Padres): The Padres need Machado’s performance if they want to end their losing streak.

Outlook for the Series

The Phillies will aim to build on their offensive explosion and secure another home victory. With Aaron Nola on the mound, they have a reliable starter to set the tone. Meanwhile, the Padres will look to Michael King to find consistency and deliver a strong performance to halt their skid.

Conclusion

Both the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have something to prove as their series continues. The Phillies, empowered by their new hostile achievement, will attempt to make a big difference for their energy. The Padres, notwithstanding late battles, have the ability and assurance to quickly return. When these two teams meet in Philadelphia, they will play an exciting game for their fans.

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