It’s a good mix of football and baseball today. The Minnesota Viking and the Seattle Seahawks engage in an intriguing preseason Week 2 showdown while one of the worst teams in the MLB in the San Diego Padres host one of the best clubs in baseball today in the form of the Washington Nationals.
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Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks (10:00 AM ET)
Both Minnesota and Seattle had rousing wins in these two teams’ respective preseason openers. The Vikings blanked the Buffalo Bills last Thursday, 17-10, while the Seahawks destroyed the Los Angeles Chargers, 48-17. Against the Bills, Minnesota surrendered 309 total yards but killed plenty of Buffalo’s third-down attacks (4-for-15). The Vikings need to do better against a Seattle squad that racked up 458 total yards against the Chargers. Trevone Boykin had 189 yards on 12 of 15 passing for a touchdown with an interception. He also had a touchdown run and 31 yards on four carries.
Seattle (-3.5) wins, 21-17.
Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres (10:15 PM ET)
It’s not fun to face Max Scherzer but that’s the fate the Padres have to deal with later tonight. Scherzer comes into this game carrying a 12-5 record and a 2.25 ERA. Scherzer, however, is winless in three starts this month despite a 2.40 ERA and 0.87 WHIP this August. Bryce Harper remains out with a knee injury but Washington’s hitters have a .306 batting average against Luis Perdomo. (And that’s counting Harper’s 0-for-4 line against the Dominican hurler.) Perdomo’s numbers aren’t as sexy with the Padres’ righty is just 6-7 with a 4.95 ERA in 21 starts this year. San Diego will look to get some offense going against Scherzer from Wil Myers, who is 4-for-13 with a pair of homers against the Washington ace.
Washington (-200) runs over San Diego, 6-2.
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