Baseball. MLB. Regular season
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Stadium: Chase Field (Phoenix)
09.04.2022. 04:40 (UTC+3)
Arizona defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 in the first game of the series in Phoenix. Will the California team be able to get revenge in the second game? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Arizona failed last season
The Diamondbacks finished the 2021 regular season with the worst record in the entire National League, 52-110. It didn't seem like there was any further to fall. However, the team's strong progress in the new league isn't particularly believable, although Arizona's roster has become a bit more experienced.
Merrill Kelly is scheduled to pitch the second game of the series. For the 32-year-old pitcher, the 2022 championship is only his fourth in the MLB. The pitcher finished the previous championship with a 4.44 ERA and a 7-11 balance.
San Diego has to do without Fernando Tatis
The Padres can't count on one of their biggest stars, Fernando Tatis, who was injured in the preseason and out for about three months. In many ways, that's why San Diego's opening game of the championship wasn't at all good offensively either. Two runs against one of the weakest teams in the league is disastrously poor.
The pitcher for the Padres in Game 2 of the series will be Sean Manaea, a rookie out of Oakland. He pitched 32 games for the Athletics last season, finishing with an ERA of 3.91 and a win-loss balance of 11-10.
Arizona has three straight wins against San Diego, including the first game of the new season and a meeting in the 2022 preseason.
Expert Betting Tips
Even without Tatis, San Diego has great potential. Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer, Austin Nola – the roster is one of the league's strongest. Losing to Arizona and the second game of the series, as well as giving up their fourth straight loss to the Diamondbacks, the Padres are unlikely to manage that. Plus, Sean Manaea, one of the best pitchers of recent seasons, will also be making his debut for the Californians.
Prediction: San Diego will win.
- H2 (-1) for 1.85;
- W2+TO (7.5) for 2.24;
- H2 (-2.5) for 2.60.
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