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    The St. Louis Cardinals (67-86) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the San Diego Padres (75-78) on Friday at 9:40 PM ET. The Cardinals (+132) are not projected to end the streak against the Padres (-155). Matt Waldron gets the starting nod for San Diego, and Dakota Hudson is St. Louis’ pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Padres vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Friday, September 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: San Diego, California
    • Stadium: PETCO Park
    Padres vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Padres -155 9

    How Do I Watch the Padres vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres are 13th in MLB play with 198 total home runs.
    • San Diego’s .242 batting average ranks 21st in the majors.
    • The Padres are eighth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • San Diego’s hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.
    • The Padres average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (94 total in home outings).
    • San Diego has a .415 slugging percentage and is averaging three extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .246 at home this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Juan Soto leads San Diego in OBP (.405) and total hits (143) this season. He’s batting .267 batting average while slugging .504.
    • Among qualifying hitters, he ranks 56th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 19th in slugging.
    • Fernando Tatis Jr. is batting .262 with 32 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 50 walks. He’s slugging .463 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • His batting average ranks 74th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 73rd, and his slugging percentage 51st.
    • Xander Bogaerts leads San Diego in slugging percentage (.442) powered by 50 extra-base hits.
    • Bogaerts brings a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .439 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs, three walks and four RBI.
    • Manny Machado has been key for San Diego with 129 hits, an OBP of .311 plus a slugging percentage of .449.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals have hit 204 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • St. Louis’ .251 batting average ranks 14th in the majors this season.
    • The Cardinals have an OBP of .326 this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
    • St. Louis has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (8.2 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In 75 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 103 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • St. Louis is slugging .416 in 75 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .242 with 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado is batting .268 with 26 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 41 walks. He’s slugging .461 with an on-base percentage of .317.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average is 54th, his on-base percentage is 98th, and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Paul Goldschmidt paces his team with a .364 OBP, and has a club-high .452 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .271.
    • His batting average ranks 47th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 20th, and he is 59th in slugging.
    • Willson Contreras has racked up 113 hits, a team-best for the Cardinals.
    • Lars Nootbaar is batting .265 with 23 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 67 walks.

    Padres vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Matt Waldron (SD) Pitcher Dakota Hudson (STL)
    1 – 3 W/L 6 – 2
    29.2 IP 70.1
    5.16 ERA 5.12
    1.315 WHIP 1.450
    6.1 K/9 5.1
    2.4 BB/9 3.8

    Padres vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Padres: Matt Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jake Cronenworth: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yu Darvish: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Steven Wilson: 15 Day IL (Hip), Drew Carlton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tim Hill: 60 Day IL (Finger), Gary Sánchez: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Reiss Knehr: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Alek Jacob: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), Ha-Seong Kim: day-to-day (Abdominal)
    • Cardinals: Nolan Gorman: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Foot), Alec Burleson: 10 Day IL (Thumb), JoJo Romero: 15 Day IL (Knee), Steven Matz: 15 Day IL (Lat), Giovanny Gallegos: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brendan Donovan: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Guillermo Zuniga: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Willson Contreras: day-to-day (Wrist)

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

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