San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 22, 2024

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May 22, 2024 6:17 AM
The Cincinnati Reds look to build on their series lead as they host the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:40 PM. The Reds, who lead the series 1-0, will aim to capitalize on their 10-13 home record, while the Padres will try to improve their impressive 15-10 road record.
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Padres vs Reds starting pitchers

  • Nick Martinez for Cincinnati Reds
  • Michael King 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
5/21/24 vs San Diego Padres W 2-0
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

San Diego Padres recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 @ Cincinnati Reds L 2-0
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

Padres vs Reds predictions

As the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds, I expect a strong performance from some of their key players. For instance, I think Jurickson Profar will continue to impress with his consistent batting, potentially notching a couple of hits and driving in a run or two. Meanwhile, Fernando Tatis Jr. is due for a big game, and I wouldn't be surprised if he hits a home run and racks up a few RBIs. Jake Cronenworth has been on a tear lately, and I expect him to keep it going with a multi-hit game and a crucial RBI or two.

On the other side, the Cincinnati Reds will rely on their stars to step up. Elly De La Cruz has been a force to be reckoned with, and I predict he'll get on base a few times and use his speed to create some scoring opportunities. Spencer Steer, when healthy, has shown the ability to drive in runs, and I think he'll come through with a clutch hit or two. Meanwhile, Jonathan India has been a staple in the Reds' lineup, and I expect him to get on base a few times and score a run or two.

Looking at the overall matchup, I think the Padres have a slight edge. Their offense has been clicking lately, and with Michael King on the mound, I think they'll be able to limit the Reds' scoring chances. Meanwhile, the Reds' pitching staff has been struggling, and I think the Padres will be able to take advantage of that. In the end, I predict the Padres will come out on top, possibly by a score of 5-3.

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Emilio Pagan (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Spencer Steer (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Fraley (RF): Day-To-Day
  • 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
  • Glenn Otto (RP): 15-Day-IL

Padres vs Reds game info

Venue Great American Ball Park
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
First pitch Wed 6:40 PM
Temperature 78°
Chance of Rain 0%

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