San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 23, 2024

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May 23, 2024 6:13 AM
The San Diego Padres, led by their impressive 16-10 road record, head to Great American Ball Park to take on the Cincinnati Reds in a crucial Thursday afternoon matchup. The series is currently tied 1-1, with the Padres looking to capitalize on their 3-2 regular season series lead. Can the Reds, struggling with a 10-14 home record, find a way to even the series and build momentum?
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Padres vs Reds starting pitchers

  • Frankie Montas for Cincinnati Reds
  • Matt Waldron for San Diego Padres

Padres vs Reds statistics

Stat Padres Reds
Hits 455 (1st) 342 (30th)
Batting Average .258 (3rd) .215 (30th)
Runs Batted In 226 (Tied-7th) 187 (Tied-21st)
Runs 236 (8th) 200 (21st)
Home Runs 52 (14th) 44 (22nd)
Walks 162 (11th) 158 (Tied-16th)
Stolen Bases 43 (9th) 79 (1st)
Strikeouts 378 (26th) 452 (7th)
Pitches 7486 (6th) 7024 (23rd)

Cincinnati Reds recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 vs San Diego Padres L 7-3
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

San Diego Padres recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Cincinnati Reds W 7-3
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

Padres vs Reds predictions

As the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds, I'm expecting a strong performance from their outfielder Jurickson Profar, who's been on a hot streak lately. I project him to go 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, capitalizing on his recent success at the plate. Additionally, I think Jake Cronenworth will have a solid game, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, as he continues to be a reliable bat in the Padres' lineup. Manny Machado will also make his presence felt, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, as he looks to lead his team to a win.

On the other side of the field, I predict Elly De La Cruz will be a force to be reckoned with for the Cincinnati Reds. I see him going 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, as he continues to make a strong case for Rookie of the Year. Spencer Steer will also have a solid game, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, as he looks to build on his recent success. Will Benson will also make an impact, going 1-for-4 with an RBI, as he looks to help his team secure a win.

Taking all of this into consideration, I think the San Diego Padres will come out on top in this matchup. With a strong outing from Matt Waldron on the mound, I predict the Padres will win 5-3, with their offense doing just enough to secure the victory. The Reds will put up a fight, but ultimately, the Padres' bats will be too much for them to handle.

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Jake Fraley (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Emilio Pagan (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Nick Lodolo (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Williamson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Alex Young (RP): 60-Day-IL

San Diego Padres injuries

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

Padres vs Reds game info

Venue Great American Ball Park
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
First pitch Thu 1:10 PM
Temperature 72°
Chance of Rain 7%

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