Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres
Fri, May 21 - 10:10p ET   |   BSSD   |   Petco Park
By Landon Smith

Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres MLB Preview and Free Picks

Seattle Mariners Will Try to Get a Win When Meet San Diego Padres from Petco Park, San Diego, California - Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball Match Preview and Prediction Game on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Preview, Prediction and Picks

The Padres have already played 16 games against the teams that surround them at the top of the National League West standings. They are 4-3 against reigning world champions the Dodgers and 4-5 against the division-leading Giants.

But the Dodgers and Giants didn't meet ... until this weekend. And they will meet seven times over the next 10 days.

Meanwhile, the Padres, who have thrown sensational pitches on a six-game winning streak, and a 9-1 run in a 10-game streak that saw them play without four starters, welcome a Mariners team that is still in shock. . be hitless for the second time this season and reach .198 as a team.

In addition, the Parents are healthier. Three regulars due to Major League Baseball's COVID-19 protocol - Fernando Tatis Jr. (who went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs in his second leg on Wednesday), Eric Hosmer and Jurickson Profar - are back. into action, with Wil Myers expected this weekend.

And the Mariners are not healthier. "The injury virus has hit us hard and it won't go away," Seattle coach Scott Servais said.

The three-game Padres-Mariners series begins Friday night with a right-handed game named Chris - Flexen (4-1, 3.46 ERA) for Seattle and Paddack (1-3, 4.45 ERA) for the Padres.

But as the Padres gain some momentum - "We played well and we just want to keep going," San Diego manager Jayce Tingler said Wednesday - the Mariners have lost three in a row and eight of their last 11.

When the Tigers' Spencer Turnbull left the Mariners intact for the second time this season, the Seattle team had five hitters of .192 or less. At the end of Wednesday's game, the count was five to 0.180 or less.

Meanwhile, Padres pitchers posted impressive numbers in Colorado's three-game sweep. In 28 innings, the Padres pitchers allowed one run on 12 hits and four goals with 44 strikeouts. Or an average points won of 0.32, a WHIP of 0.571, a strikeout rate of 14.1 strikeouts per nine innings, a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11-1, and a batting average of 0.125 (12 for 96) opponents. . .

The 25-year-old Paddack has not been as strong as others in the Padres' rotation and has pitched just seven innings in two starts since he returned from the "medical" injury list. But he allowed just one run with seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in those two outings. Paddack is 2-1 in his career against the Mariners with a 3.00 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 0.159 OBA, allowing 10 hits with 19 strikeouts in 18 innings.

Flexen, 26, returned from a year in Korea as a very different commanding pitcher. He had 1.8 walks for nine innings in seven starts this year, compared to 7.1 walks for nine innings in three-season games with the Mets before traveling abroad. He has a WHIP of 1,359 this season and has allowed 45 hits in 39 innings. He lost his only start to the Padres, allowing four runs (three earned) in three innings.


WINNER: San Diego Padres @ -210

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By Landon Smith, on 10:10p ET