2019 MLB – San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers taking place? Thursday 19th September, 2019 – 21:10 (UK)

Where is San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers taking place? Miller Park

What is the expected weather for San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers? Mostly cloudy, 25c

What television channel is San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers on? BT Sport 1 in the UK / Fox Sports in the US

Where can I stream San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / Fox Sports GO, MLB.tv in the US

Where can I get tickets for San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers? https://www.mlb.com/tickets/season-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? San Diego Padres 2 – 1 Milwaukee Brewers

THE TEAM NEWS

SAN DIEGO PADRES

  • The Padres ended a six-game losing streak with a win against the Brewers this past Wednesday, but they still are 1-4 in their last five games, and just 3-7 over their last 10 MLB outings. It’s safe to say they’re already out of any potential playoff contention.
  • Jacob Nix could be back for this game, while Ian Kinsler and Carl Edwards Jr. might return on Friday. Chris Paddack and Fernando Tatis Jr., however, are out for the year. One player to keep an eye on is catcher Francisco Mejia, who went 2-for-4 on Wednesday and is currently hitting for .268 on the season.
  • Joey Lucchesi is having a solid season for the Padres in 2019. He is 10-8 with a 4.22 ERA and 145 strikeouts, as well as a 1.22 WHIP, in 153.2 innings pitched across 28 starts during the 2019 season.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  • The Brewers were on a four-game winning run before losing on Wednesday. However, they are still playing at a very high level, with a 4-1 mark in their last five games, and an even better 9-1 record in their last 10 games. That’s the form they need to maintain to keep themselves alive on the NL Wild Card race.
  • Star slugger Christian Yelich is out for the year with a knee fracture, same as Bobby Wahl and Corey Knebel. One player to keep an eye on is second baseman Keston Hiura, who homered last night and is now hitting for .302 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.
  • Jordan Lyles gets the start for the Brewers ahead of this game. The righty has been in top form for the Brewers since joining from the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he is 6-1 with a 2.39 ERA in his first nine starts with the Milwaukee franchise. He has gone 11-8 with a 4.25 ERA on the year, though.

THE PREDICTION

The Brewers’ lineup undoubtedly takes a hit with the absence of NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich, but Milwaukee still hold the edge on paper. They have had far better results, are playing at home and should have a sizeable pitching advantage. Therefore, the Brewers should face few problems in securing the win.

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