Padres vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 5/26/23

New York Yankees (30-22) vs San Diego Padres (23-27)

Game Info: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Randy Vasquez (0-0) (0.00) vs Joe Musgrove (1-2) (6.75)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees +105 / San Diego Padres -125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the New York Yankees in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Padres Preview

The San Diego Padres are 23-27 this season and they have won three of their last four games. San Diego is coming off of a series win against Washington, where they won two out of three games. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average this year. The Padres offense has scored 200 runs with a .224 batting average and a .316 on base percentage. Juan Soto is batting .262 with nine home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Padres. The projected starting pitcher for San Diego is Joe Musgrove, who is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP over 24.0 innings pitched this season.

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 30-22 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. New York is coming off of a series loss to Baltimore, where they lost two out of three games. The New York pitching staff has a 3.76 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 239 runs with a .235 batting average and a .309 on base percentage this season. Aaron Judge is batting .288 with 14 home runs and 33 RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Randy Vasquez, who is making his first appearance for New York this year. 

Trends

San Diego is 6-2 in their last 8 game one’s of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in San Diego’s last 6 game one’s of a series. New York is 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games and 5-2 in their last 7 games. The over is 9-1 in New York’s last 10 home games. San Diego is 1-7 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in New York.

Pick

New York has played a lot better over the last few weeks compared to the start of the season, while San Diego has finally put a few wins together. The Padres really struggled to start the year, but they have won three of their last four games and their offense is starting to wake up. San Diego is starting Joe Musgrove, who has allowed eight earned runs over his last 10.2 innings pitched. New York is starting Randy Vasquez, who is making his season debut for the Yankees. I think we are going to see a higher scoring game here, so I am taking the over. 

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

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