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    Brendan Donovan sits at 99 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when the St. Louis Cardinals (87-63) meet the San Diego Padres (83-66) on Thursday at 4:10 PM ET. The Cardinals are the underdog (+122) in this contest against the Padres (-143). San Diego has Joe Musgrove starting things off, while St. Louis will send out Jack Flaherty.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Padres vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: San Diego, California
    • Stadium: PETCO Park
    Padres vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Padres -143 7.5

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres are 20th in MLB action with 141 total home runs.
    • The Padres are 18th in MLB with a .240 batting average.
    • The Padres are eighth in the league with an on-base percentage of .318.
    • Padres hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the 10th-lowest average in the league.
    • The Padres average one home run per home game this season (69 total at home).
    • The Padres are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game while slugging .366 in home contests.
    • The team averages 7.4 hits per game and is batting .230 at home this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Juan Soto has 116 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .405.
    • Soto is 100th in batting average, third in on-base percentage, and 47th in slugging among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Soto has hit safely in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .444 with two doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
    • Manny Machado leads San Diego with 157 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .527.
    • Machado is 15th in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging in the majors.
    • Josh Bell has collected 143 base hits, an OBP of .361 and a slugging percentage of .435 this season.
    • Brandon Drury has been key for San Diego with 123 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .503.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals’ 183 home runs rank seventh in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cardinals have a team batting average of .253 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.
    • The Cardinals are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .325.
    • The Cardinals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking fourth with an average of 7.6 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 72 road contests this season.
    • In 72 road games this season, they’re slugging .420 with 233 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging nine base hits per game and batting .254 on the road this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt has accumulated 169 hits with a .408 on-base percentage and a .595 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Cardinals.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Goldschmidt’s batting average places him second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is third in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado has 40 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 48 walks while batting .294.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Arenado ranks 16th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging percentage.
    • Tommy Edman has 29 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 41 walks while hitting .267.
    • Donovan has 18 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 53 walks while batting .280.

    Padres vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Musgrove Flaherty
    27 GS 6
    10-7 W-L 0-1
    3.16 ERA 5.09
    165.0 IP 23.0
    34 BB 16
    165 SO 17

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