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    The San Diego Padres (37-39) are looking for another strong showing from a slugger when they square off against the Washington Nationals (28-47) on Saturday at 8:40 PM ET at PETCO Park. Ha-Seong Kim is currently on a two-game home run streak for the favored Padres (-189) in the contest against the underdog Nationals (+160). Washington is projected to start Josiah Gray, while San Diego has not named a starting pitcher.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Padres vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Saturday, June 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
    • Location: San Diego, California
    • Stadium: PETCO Park
    Padres vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Padres -189 9

    How Do I Watch the Padres vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres are 10th in MLB play with 92 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • San Diego ranks 24th in MLB with a .233 batting average.
    • The Padres are 13th in MLB with a .323 on-base percentage.
    • San Diego’s 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 14th in the majors.
    • The Padres average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (46 total in home contests).
    • San Diego has a .414 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .244 at home this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Juan Soto has an OPS of .932, fueled by an OBP of .425 to go with a slugging percentage of .508. He has a .273 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 47th, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is 18th in slugging.
    • Soto hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .556 with two doubles, three home runs, five walks and six RBI.
    • Fernando Tatis Jr. leads San Diego with 67 hits. He is batting .289 this season and has 32 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .556 with an on-base percentage of .359.
    • Among all qualified, he ranks 23rd in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging percentage.
    • Xander Bogaerts is batting .259 with a .395 slugging percentage and 27 RBI this year.
    • Kim has seven home runs, 26 RBI and a batting average of .254 this season.
    • Kim heads into this matchup on an eight-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .351 with a double, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 58 home runs as a team.
    • Washington’s .262 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fifth in MLB.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .318 this season, which ranks 17th in MLB.
    • Washington has the fewest strikeouts in MLB, fanning only seven times per game on average.
    • They’ve hit 31 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 35 road contests this season.
    • Washington is slugging .394 in 35 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.1 base hits per game and batting .258 on the road this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has put up a team-high OBP (.338) and slugging percentage (.493), while pacing the Nationals in hits (84, while batting .290).
    • He is 20th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in MLB.
    • Luis Garcia is hitting .274 with 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 14 walks. He’s slugging .395 with an on-base percentage of .305.
    • He is currently 43rd in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 113th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .254 with 23 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 25 walks.
    • Joey Meneses has 17 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 18 walks while batting .291.

    Padres vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    The Padres have not named a probable pitcher as of June 24, 2023.

    (SD) Pitcher Josiah Gray (WSH)
    W/L 4 – 6
    IP 84
    ERA 3.64
    WHIP 1.393
    K/9 7.7
    BB/9 4.1

    Padres vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Padres: Preston Tucker: 10 Day IL (Foot), Tom Cosgrove: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), José Castillo: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Campusano: 60 Day IL (Thumb sprain), Drew Pomeranz: 60 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), Robert Suarez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Eguy Rosario: 60 Day IL (Ankle)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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