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    The New York Mets host the San Diego Padres to begin the NL Wild Card Series on Friday 8:07 PM ET at Citi Field. Max Scherzer gets the starting nod for New York, and Yu Darvish is San Diego’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Padres

    • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:07 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Padres Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -149 6

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets are 15th in MLB play with 171 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • The Mets’ .259 batting average is second-best in the majors.
    • The Mets’ .332 on-base percentage ranks second-best in the league.
    • The Mets strike out 7.5 times per game, the third-best average in baseball.
    • The Mets have hit 81 home runs at home this season (1.0 per game).
    • The Mets are slugging .399 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .253.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso has 162 hits, which ranks first among New York hitters this season, while batting .271 with 66 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Alonso’s batting average ranks 40th, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is 11th in slugging.
    • Alonso has recorded at least one hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .400 with four walks.
    • Francisco Lindor has 25 doubles, five triples, 26 home runs and 59 walks while batting .270.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Lindor ranks 43rd in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 47th in slugging percentage.
    • Lindor heads into this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .200 with a double, a home run and four RBI.
    • Brandon Nimmo has 159 hits this season and has a slash line of .274/.367/.433.
    • Nimmo has picked up a hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .500 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
    • Jeff McNeil has a slash line of .326/.382/.454 this season and a team-best OPS of .836.
    • McNeil heads into this game on a 10-game hitting streak. In his last nine outings he is hitting .447 with a double, two home runs, three walks and three RBI.

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres’ 153 home runs rank 21st in Major League Baseball.
    • The Padres’ .241 batting average ranks 15th in the league this season.
    • The Padres have an OBP of .318 this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.
    • The Padres have shown patience at the plate this season with the ninth-best rate of strikeouts per game (8.2) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 76 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 81 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .399 in away games this season with 257 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .251 with 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Manny Machado has accumulated 172 hits with a .531 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Padres.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Machado’s batting average ranks 11th, his on-base percentage is 18th, and he is sixth in slugging.
    • Machado brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, a home run and two RBI.
    • Juan Soto paces his team with a .401 OBP.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Soto’s batting average places him 90th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Josh Bell is batting .266 with 29 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 81 walks.
    • Jake Cronenworth is batting .240 with 31 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 70 walks.

    Mets vs. Padres Probable Pitchers

    Scherzer Darvish
    23 GS 30
    11-5 W-L 16-8
    2.29 ERA 3.10
    145.1 IP 194.2
    24 BB 37
    173 SO 197

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