San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 21, 2024

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May 21, 2024 6:12 AM
The San Diego Padres, sporting a strong 15-9 road record, head to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, May 21st, to take on the Cincinnati Reds, who are struggling with a 9-13 home record. The Padres lead the regular season series 2-1 and will look to capitalize on the Reds' recent woes. The matchup is set for 6:40 PM on Tuesday, with the Padres seeking to build on their 25-25 overall record.
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Padres vs Reds starting pitchers

  • Andrew Abbott for Cincinnati Reds
  • Joe Musgrove for San Diego Padres

Padres vs Reds statistics

Stat Padres Reds
Hits 436 (3rd) 333 (30th)
Batting Average .257 (5th) .217 (29th)
Runs Batted In 219 (6th) 183 (20th)
Runs 229 (Tied-6th) 195 (21st)
Home Runs 51 (Tied-11th) 43 (21st)
Walks 159 (9th) 152 (Tied-14th)
Stolen Bases 40 (9th) 79 (1st)
Strikeouts 370 (Tied-21st) 437 (7th)
Pitches 7249 (5th) 6764 (23rd)

Cincinnati Reds recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/19/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 3-2 F/10
5/18/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 4-0
5/17/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 7-3
5/16/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 7-2
5/15/24 @ Arizona Diamondbacks L 2-1

San Diego Padres recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/20/24 @ Atlanta Braves L 3-0
5/20/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 6-5
5/19/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 9-1
5/17/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 3-1
5/15/24 vs Colorado Rockies L 8-0

Padres vs Reds predictions

As the San Diego Padres head into their matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, I'm expecting big things from some of their key players. Luis Arraez is looking like a force to be reckoned with, and I predict he'll have a multi-hit game with at least one extra-base hit. Xander Bogaerts is another player who's been on a tear lately, and I think he'll drive in at least two runs with a home run. Meanwhile, Jake Cronenworth has been a consistent producer all season, and I expect him to notch a pair of singles and score at least once.

On the other side, the Cincinnati Reds will be relying on their potent offense to try and take down the Padres. Elly De La Cruz has been a sparkplug for the Reds all season, and I think he'll have a big game with at least three hits and a stolen base. Spencer Steer is another player who's been producing lately, and I predict he'll drive in at least one run with a double. Meanwhile, Jonathan India has been quietly putting together a solid season, and I expect him to reach base at least twice with a hit and a walk.

When it's all said and done, I think the Padres' strong pitching and timely hitting will be too much for the Reds to overcome. Joe Musgrove has been pitching well lately, and I think he'll turn in a quality start to lead the Padres to a 5-3 victory. The Reds will put up a fight, but in the end, the Padres' superior talent will shine through.

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Emilio Pagan (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Spencer Steer (LF): Day-To-Day
  • TJ Friedl (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Nick Lodolo (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Williamson (SP): 60-Day-IL

San Diego Padres injuries

  • Justin Lopez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Tucupita Marcano (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Noel Vela (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Xander Bogaerts (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Joe Musgrove (SP): 15-Day-IL

Padres vs Reds game info

Venue Great American Ball Park
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
First pitch Tue 6:40 PM
Temperature 73°
Chance of Rain 0%

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