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    The New York Mets (41-46) meet the San Diego Padres (41-46) a game after Francisco Lindor had a five-hit performance in a 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks. The Padres are favored (-126) in this matchup with the Mets (+107), which begins at 9:40 PM ET on Friday. Yu Darvish gets the starting nod for San Diego, and Justin Verlander is New York’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Padres vs. Mets

    • Game Day: Friday, July 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: San Diego, California
    • Stadium: PETCO Park
    Padres vs Mets Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Padres -126 8

    How Do I Watch the Padres vs. the Mets?

    • TV Channel: SDPA

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres are 11th in baseball with 105 total home runs.
    • San Diego’s .235 batting average ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Padres rank 12th in MLB with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • San Diego strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 14 average in the majors.
    • The Padres average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (51 total in home outings).
    • San Diego has a .411 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .245 with 356 hits (7.9 per game) at home this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Juan Soto leads San Diego OPS (.916) this season. He has a .272 batting average, an on-base percentage of .426, and a slugging percentage of .490.
    • Among all qualified batters in MLB, he ranks 44th in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and 30th in slugging.
    • Fernando Tatis Jr. has 81 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .532, both of which are best among San Diego hitters this season. He’s batting .287 with an on-base percentage of .347.
    • He ranks 16th in batting average, 40th in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging among qualified batters.
    • Xander Bogaerts is batting .260 with a .405 slugging percentage and 35 RBI this year.
    • Ha-Seong Kim has 10 home runs, 32 RBI and a batting average of .254 this season.

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets’ 112 home runs rank ninth in Major League Baseball.
    • New York has a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.
    • The Mets have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks 17th in MLB.
    • New York is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking third with an average of 7.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 59 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 48 road contests this season.
    • In 48 road games this season, it is slugging .411 with 137 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.6 base hits per game and batting .250 on the road this season.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Lindor is hitting .233 with 20 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 35 walks. He’s slugging .472 with an on-base percentage of .316.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average is 120th, his on-base percentage ranks 105th, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Pete Alonso has racked up 64 hits to lead his team. He has a batting average of .218 while slugging .514 with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • He is currently 139th in batting average, 112th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage among all qualified batters.
    • Brandon Nimmo has an on-base percentage of .368 and a slugging percentage of .453. Both lead the Mets.
    • Jeff McNeil is batting .256 with 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 27 walks.

    Padres vs. Mets Probable Pitchers

    Yu Darvish (SD) Pitcher Justin Verlander (NYM)
    5 – 6 W/L 3 – 4
    80 IP 64
    4.84 ERA 3.66
    1.225 WHIP 1.188
    9.6 K/9 7.7
    2.8 BB/9 2.3

    Padres vs. Mets Injury Updates

    • Padres: Preston Tucker: 10 Day IL (Foot), Michael Wacha: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Drew Carlton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Steven Wilson: 15 Day IL (Pectoral strain), Reiss Knehr: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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), Yu Darvish: day-to-day (Illness)
    • Mets: Edwin Uceta: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Tim Locastro: 60 Day IL (Back), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib), Brett Baty: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Padres and Mets (Last 10 Games)

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