The San Diego Padres and the New York Mets square off against each other to open the second half of the 2022 MLB regular season. Who kicks off the final half of the campaign with a victory? Check out our preview below of this Padres vs. A’s 2022 MLB regular season game.
Betting Preview for the San Diego Padres vs New York Mets MLB Regular Season Game on July 22, 2022
Where: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 7:10PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the San Diego Padres (odds)
Regular Season Record: 52-42
The Padres have some catching up to do in the second half, as they still trail the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot in the National League West division. A total of 10 games separate the Dodgers and the Padres and only 2.5 games stand in between the Padres and the currently third-place San Francisco Giants. San Diego is 13th in the majors after the first half with 408 runs, while the Padres’ pitching is limiting opooinents to just .228 batting average.While it’s currently unknown who the Padres starter for this game will be, San Diego is ninth in the majors with a starters’ ERA of 3.72 and a .275 BABIP. Manny Machado and Jurickson Profar hope to deliver at the plate after hitting .303 and .241 in the first half, respectively, while combining for 23 home runs and 89 RBIs.
Betting on the New York Mets (odds)
Regular Season Record: 58-35
The Mets ended the first half of the season on top of the National League East division, and they will look to add to their slim lead over the rest of the division when they take on the Padres on the road in a series that begins this Friday at home. While the Mets have names to decide on their starter for this game, they are sixth in the majors with a 3.61 ERA and .294 BABIP for their starters. Pete Alonso and Starling Marte headline the run support system of the Mets after hitting .265 and .295 in the first half, respectively, while combining for 33 home runs and 119 RBIs. Marte’s status must be monitored too as he appears to be managing a lower-body injury.
The Mets win, 4-2.
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