Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 8:56 AM
The San Diego Padres, currently leading the series 1-0, look to build on their momentum as they host the Miami Marlins at Petco Park on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:40 PM. The Padres, with a 29-28 overall record and 12-18 home record, aim to capitalize on the Marlins' struggling 19-36 record and 9-17 road performance. Expect a competitive matchup as the Padres seek to extend their series lead.
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Marlins vs Padres starting pitchers

  • Matt Waldron for San Diego Padres
  • Jesus Luzardo for Miami Marlins

Marlins vs Padres statistics

Stat Marlins Padres
Hits 429 (16th) 491 (1st)
Batting Average .232 (22nd) .255 (4th)
Runs Batted In 196 (Tied-26th) 240 (8th)
Runs 202 (28th) 250 (8th)
Home Runs 44 (Tied-27th) 54 (Tied-16th)
Walks 125 (30th) 178 (9th)
Stolen Bases 29 (Tied-20th) 45 (9th)
Strikeouts 419 (Tied-23rd) 410 (25th)
Pitches 7445 (29th) 8202 (Tied-4th)

San Diego Padres recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 vs Miami Marlins W 2-1
5/26/24 vs New York Yankees W 5-2
5/25/24 vs New York Yankees L 4-1
5/24/24 vs New York Yankees L 8-0
5/23/24 @ Cincinnati Reds W 6-4 F/10

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 @ San Diego Padres L 2-1
5/26/24 @ Arizona Diamondbacks W 3-1
5/25/24 @ Arizona Diamondbacks L 3-2
5/24/24 @ Arizona Diamondbacks W 3-0
5/22/24 vs Milwaukee Brewers W 1-0

Marlins vs Padres predictions

Heading into the showdown at Petco Park, the Miami Marlins have some talent that could potentially shake things up, even though the overall team performance might suggest otherwise. Take Jazz Chisholm for instance, the center fielder has been flashing some decent leather and even better speed on the bases. With his projected stats leaning towards him hitting and potentially driving in a couple of runs, he could definitely be a spark for the Marlins. Meanwhile, slugger Jake Burger is another one to watch; his ability to connect powerfully means he might just send a few pitches out of the park. If these guys catch fire, they might just give Miami the push they need.

On the flip side, the San Diego Padres are packing their own heat. Jurickson Profar's incredible batting average speaks for itself, and seeing him maintain this form would be crucial for the Padres. Then there's Fernando Tatis Jr., whose power at the plate could be a game changer if he lives up to the projected runs and homers. San Diego’s lineup has depth, evidenced by Manny Machado and his consistent ability to drive in runs, making it tough for any team to discount the Padres as they step up to bat.

Given the strength and depth of the Padres' batting lineup and the current form shown by their star players, they seem to have the upper edge in this matchup. While the Marlins have some promising talent, the consistency and explosive potential of the Padres, especially at home, give them a solid chance to walk away with a win. If San Diego's pitchers hold up to their end of the deal, they should be able to clinch another victory against Miami.

San Diego Padres injuries

  • Justin Lopez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Glenn Otto (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Noel Vela (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Tucupita Marcano (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Drew Carlton (RP): Day-To-Day

Miami Marlins injuries

  • JT Chargois (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Kemp Alderman (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Patrick Monteverde (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jose Devers (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Avisail Garcia (RF): 10-Day-IL

Marlins vs Padres game info

Venue Petco Park
Location San Diego, California
First pitch Tue 9:40 PM
Temperature 66°
Chance of Rain 0%

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