Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Picks and Predictions June 19th 2024

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Philadelphia Phillies
ML: -185
2
5
San Diego Padres
ML: 150
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Phillies Look to Stay Hot at Home, Sweep Padres

The Philadelphia Phillies have become nearly unbeatable at home, boasting an impressive record that they aim to extend as they seek a series sweep against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

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Recent Performance Highlights

Tuesday’s Comeback Victory

Tuesday’s thrilling 4-3 victory by the Phillies, who scored two runs in the ninth inning, marked their 25th victory in their last 29 home games. Nick Castellanos ended the comeback with his fourth hit of the game, a game-winning RBI double, which saved the day.

“It’s just joy, man,” Castellanos said. “To come back and rally together, it’s awesome.”

Key Performances:

  • Nick Castellanos: Four hits, including the game-winning RBI double.
  • Kyle Schwarber: Home run and single.
  • Brandon Marsh: Two hits and an RBI.

The Phillies showed their versatility by hanging together four straight hits in the 10th without making an out. They were successful against the Padres’ closer, Robert Suarez, when it mattered most, going 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position and leaving 14 on base.

“These guys never quit,” manager Rob Thomson said. “They just keep going.”
Starting Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies: Ranger Suarez

  • Record and ERA: 10-1, 1.77 ERA
  • Last Start: Allowed six hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Career vs. Padres: 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in six games (three starts).

Suarez has been a consistent performer for the Phillies, delivering strong outings both at home and on the road.

San Diego Padres: Matt Waldron

  • Record and ERA: 4-6, 3.66 ERA
  • Last Start: Gave up three hits and two runs in seven innings against the New York Mets.
  • Career vs. Phillies: Pitched 4 2/3 innings out of the bullpen, giving up three runs on eight hits in September of last year.

Waldron has been reliable in his recent starts, allowing two earned runs or fewer in seven consecutive outings.
Padres’ Struggles and Key Players

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Recent Road Trip Woes

The Padres have been struggling on the road, losing nine straight away games. They are looking to avoid a winless road trip after being swept by the New York Mets and losing the first two games to the Phillies.

Tuesday’s Game

  • Luis Campusano: Hit a home run and drove in two runs.
  • Robert Suarez: Could not hold a one-run lead in the ninth inning.

“Did a lot of things right,” Padres manager Mike Shildt said. “Just the end wasn’t good enough.”

Injuries and Lineup Adjustments

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. (quad): Given the night off on Tuesday, unclear if he’ll play on Wednesday.
  • Ha-Seong Kim: Did not play after starting 75 of the first 76 games.

“You pick your spots,” Shildt said. “We’re in the third consecutive 13-game stretch. I don’t like to give those guys days off at home. A lot of our fans go to see Fernando and Kimmy play. Today just felt like the right day for them. They’ve more than earned it.”
Game Outlook

Phillies’ Momentum

The Phillies are riding a rush of progress at home and will hope to profit by their ongoing structure to finish the range. They stand a good chance of continuing their dominance at Citizens Bank Park with Ranger Suarez pitching.

Padres’ Need for a Turnaround

The Padres need a win to break their road losing streak and avoid a winless trip. Matt Waldron’s recent performances provide hope, but the team will need to deliver both offensively and defensively to challenge the red-hot Phillies.

Conclusion

As the Philadelphia Phillies look to continue their home dominance and the San Diego Padres aim to end their road woes, Wednesday’s game promises to be an intriguing matchup. With strong starting pitchers and key players returning from rest, both teams have much to play for in this crucial game. Fans can expect a competitive and high-energy contest as the Phillies seek a sweep and the Padres fight to salvage a win.

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Philadelphia Phillies
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105
-185
O 8.5
-110
San Diego Padres
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150
U 8.5
-110
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