Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres 9/13/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres 9/13/22
Tue 13th September 2022

The San Diego Padres (77-64) are on the road to face the Seattle Mariners (79-61) at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday to open a two-game Interleague series. The Padres are embarking on a six-game road trip after closing out a six-game homestand (3-3). They won only one out of three in their last series against the Dodgers, dropping the finale 11-2 on Sunday at Petco Park. Jose Azocar was 2 for 4 with a double and one run. The Mariners are in the midst of an eight-game homestand. They won two of three against the Braves in their last series, taking the finale 8-7 on Sunday at T-Mobile Park. Julio Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with two solo home runs. Eugenio Suarez added two solo home runs.


The Mariners have won all two games this season between the teams, including a 6-2 victory in their most recent meeting on July 5 at Petco Park. Starter Logan Gilbert went 5.1 innings to get the win, giving up two runs (1 ER) on six hits.


Yu Darvish (13-7, 3.31 ERA) is in line to take the mound for San Diego. The right-hander allowed three runs over six innings in his last start, a 6-3 home win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He earned the win, scattering five hits while striking out six and walking three. Darvish is making his first appearance against the Mariners this season. Darvish made one start against the Mariners in 2021, a 9-2 home victory on May 23. He surrendered one run on seven hits over seven innings, striking out five. For Seattle, RHP Gilbert (12-5, 3.23 ERA) will take the mound. He has made one prior start against the Padres this season, giving up two runs (1 ER) over 5.1 innings in a 6-2 road win on July 5. He gave up six hits and walked three, while striking out one in the win. In his last start on September 6, Gilbert got the win at home against the White Sox. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up five hits, striking out nine, in the 3-0 triumph.


The San Diego offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of ././.. Manny Machado leads the team in OPS at .894. The third baseman is slashing .297/.364/.530 with 28 home runs, 90 RBIs, and 87 runs over 130 games. Against righties like Gilbert this season, the Padres have a .700 OPS. Juan Soto is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a .943 OPS in 271 at-bats. Seattle is slashing ././. for the season and averaging 4.2 runs per game. Rodriguez leads the team with a .807 OPS. The center fielder has 25 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 76 runs scored with a slash line of .270/.331/.477. The M’s have a .694 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With a .805 OPS over 360 at-bats, Rodriguez also has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Diego is 39-33 on the road in 2022, scoring 4.9 runs per game while allowing 4.6 runs. Seattle has gone 38-31 at home this season, averaging 3.8 runs per game while surrendering 3.6. Seattle is 6-4 in the last 10 games between the teams at T-Mobile Park with an average scoreline of 6.1-3.5.


The Padres are second in the NL West, 19 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. They currently occupy one of the Wild Card spots, sitting third with a magic number of zero. The Mariners are second in the AL West, 11 games behind the Astros. They currently occupy one of the Wild Card spots, sitting second.

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Seattle Mariners (-115)

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