Mets and Padres Prepare for Deciding Game of Series

by Madison Thomas
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The New York Mets (42-47, fourth place in the NL East) square off against the San Diego Padres (42-47, fourth place in the NL West)

Location: San Diego; Game Time: Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY STARTERS: For the Mets: Max Scherzer (8-2, 4.03 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 94 strikeouts); For the Padres: Joe Musgrove (7-2, 3.56 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

Blake Snell delivered a remarkable performance with 11 strikeouts in 6 scoreless innings in the Padres’ 3-1 win over the Mets.
McNeil hit a clutch double to score the decisive run as the Mets toppled the Padres 7-5, securing their 6th consecutive victory.
Lindor showed impressive batting, hitting a home run and two triples, as the Mets shutout the Diamondbacks 9-0, extending their winning streak to five.
In a thrilling game where the Mets rallied back on the brink of defeat, Alvarez’s home run and Canha’s triple helped them edge the D-backs 2-1.

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB ODDS: Padres -127, Mets +108; total projected runs is 8

GAME OVERVIEW: The deciding match of the three-game series between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets is set for Sunday, with both teams having one win apiece.

The Padres have posted a 24-23 record in home games and an overall record of 42-47. Their record stands at 17-11 in games where they have hit two or more home runs.

The Mets, holding a similar overall record of 42-47, have had a tougher time on the road, with a 22-28 record. Their record dips to 25-43 in games where they’ve allowed a home run.

Sunday’s face-off marks the sixth time these teams are meeting this season, with the Mets leading the series 3-2.

LEADING PERFORMERS: Fernando Tatis Jr. is leading the Padres with a .285 average, contributing 19 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs, 25 walks, and 44 RBI. Manny Machado has had a good run in the last 10 games, going 12-for-42 with four home runs and 11 RBI.

On the Mets side, Francisco Lindor has bagged 20 doubles, two triples and 19 home runs. Tommy Pham has performed well in the last 10 games, going 15-for-40 with three doubles and two home runs.

PAST 10 GAMES PERFORMANCE: Padres: 5-5, with a .240 batting average, 4.14 ERA, and a nine-run advantage over their opponents.

Mets: 6-4, batting average of .257, 2.80 ERA, and outscoring opponents by 15 runs.

INJURY REPORT: The Padres will be without Ha-Seong Kim (day-to-day, toe), Michael Wacha (15-Day IL, shoulder), Drew Carlton (15-Day IL, elbow), Reiss Knehr (15-Day IL, elbow), Steven Wilson (15-Day IL, pectoral strain), Preston Tucker (10-Day IL, foot), Luis Campusano (60-Day IL, thumb sprain), Drew Pomeranz (60-Day IL, elbow/flexor), Robert Suarez (60-Day IL, elbow), and Eguy Rosario (60-Day IL, ankle).

The Mets have Edwin Uceta (60-Day IL, ankle), Tim Locastro (60-Day IL, back), Jose Quintana (60-Day IL, rib), Sam Coonrod (60-Day IL, lat), Bryce Montes de Oca (60-Day IL, elbow), and Edwin Diaz (60-Day IL, knee) on the injured list.

This story was compiled using technology from Data Skrive and information provided by Sportradar, as reported by The Big Big News.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mets vs Padres Series Decider

What is the current standing of the New York Mets and San Diego Padres?

The New York Mets and San Diego Padres are both currently in fourth place in their respective divisions, with identical records of 42-47.

Who are the probable starting pitchers for the Mets and Padres?

The probable starting pitcher for the Mets is Max Scherzer, with a record of 8-2, a 4.03 ERA, and 94 strikeouts. For the Padres, it is Joe Musgrove, who holds a 7-2 record, a 3.56 ERA, and 72 strikeouts.

What are the recent highlights of the Mets and Padres?

Blake Snell had an impressive outing, striking out 11 batters in 6 shutout innings in the Padres’ 3-1 victory over the Mets. The Mets responded with a 7-5 win, courtesy of McNeil’s go-ahead double and extended their winning streak with a 9-0 victory over the Diamondbacks. They also had a thrilling comeback win against the D-backs, rallying on Alvarez’s homer and Canha’s triple to secure a 2-1 victory.

How have the Mets and Padres performed in their recent games?

In their last 10 games, the Padres have a 5-5 record with a batting average of .240 and a 4.14 ERA. They have outscored their opponents by nine runs. The Mets, on the other hand, have a 6-4 record, a batting average of .257, and an impressive 2.80 ERA. They have outscored their opponents by 15 runs.

What is the overall season series record between the Mets and Padres?

This will be the sixth meeting between the Mets and Padres this season. Currently, the Mets hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.

Are there any notable injuries for both teams?

For the Padres, Ha-Seong Kim, Michael Wacha, Drew Carlton, Reiss Knehr, Steven Wilson, Preston Tucker, Luis Campusano, Drew Pomeranz, Robert Suarez, and Eguy Rosario are on the injured list. The Mets have Edwin Uceta, Tim Locastro, Jose Quintana, Sam Coonrod, Bryce Montes de Oca, and Edwin Diaz on the injured list.

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GameDayExcitement July 9, 2023 - 5:24 pm

Can’t wait for the first pitch! Let’s go Mets! Let’s go Padres!

PadresPride July 9, 2023 - 6:11 pm

Snell w/ 11 Ks, padres got dis! let’s go!

SportsBettingPro July 9, 2023 - 9:38 pm

Padres -127, Mets +108, over/under 8 runs, interesting odds for bettin’ on dis match!

StatsGeek23 July 9, 2023 - 11:24 pm

Mets lead season series 3-2, can they maintain their edge?

BaseballFan91 July 10, 2023 - 2:00 am

wow mets and padres head to head 42-47 records, gonna be an exciting match!

InjuryWatch July 10, 2023 - 2:41 am

Injuries on both teams, hope they recover soon. Kim, Wacha, Uceta, Diaz out, it’s tough!

MetsFanatic July 10, 2023 - 4:31 am

McNeil & Lindor on fire! Mets r on a roll, gonna win dis one too!

BaseballHistoryBuff July 10, 2023 - 5:17 am

Love the intensity of these series deciders, gonna be a nail-biter!

NYMets4Life July 10, 2023 - 8:40 am

Scherzer and Musgrove r probabl strtrs, gonna be a tough duel!


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