Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres: 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres will host the Washington Nationals in the second game of their series in the National League East versus National League West from Petco Park on Friday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 0% chance of rain and 7.2 miles per hour winds.  

The San Diego Padres are coming off of a 7 run loss against the Miami Marlins in their last game. The series is at 1-0 in favor of the Washington Nationals going into game 2. 

Yu Darvish got the start for the San Diego Padres. He has a 3.39 ERA, with 147 strikes and a .99 whip. He allowed three runs and five hits in 8 1/3 innings, struck out six and walked none in the loss. 

San Diego Padres left-hander, Blake Snell will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.66 ERA with 105 strikes and a 1.27 whip.

The Washington Nationals are coming off of a 1 run win against the Chicago Cubs in their last game. Nelson Cruz drew a bases-loaded walk off Josh Hader to bring in the go-ahead run with one out in the ninth inning to get the Nationals the win. The series is at 1-0 in favor of the Washington Nationals going into game 2. 

Anibal Sanchez got the start for the Washington Nationals. He has a 6.43 ERA, with 26 strikes and a 1.46 whip. He struck out four and walked two in 5 innings of play in the win.

Washington Nationals right-hander, Paolo Espino will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.20 ERA with 61 strikes and a 1.29 whip.

The Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and are 13-6 in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Padres are also 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Nationals are 17-42 in their last 59 overall and are 17-42 in their last 59 games on grass. The Nationals are also 15-38 in their last 53 games following a win. Although the Padres seem to be down, they can get the bounce back win as the Nats should not win two in a row.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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