Are the San Diego Padres starting to find their mojo? They’ve won three of their last four games, scoring over seven runs each game.
Those who bet online know it’s been an underwhelming year for them, but these recent showings might be a sign of a turnaround. A series with the New York Yankees, who are 30-22, will present a good litmus test.
Padres Break Awful Streak
The Padres have to feel good about themselves after coming back in the ninth inning on Thursday. The MLB live betting odds were not in their favor, as they had not rallied for a ninth-inning comeback all season. They were 0-22 in that scenario.
That victory also gave them a series win, something they hadn’t been able to do since May 3rd against the Cincinnati Reds. Maybe – just maybe – things are starting to click for them.
Yankees Suffer Minor Slip
New York had won a season-high five straight games and was proving to be quite reliable for MLB betting. However, they come into this match with two consecutive losses to the Baltimore Orioles.
They lost these two thanks to an underwhelming batting and a few mental mistakes on defense. They had errors in back-to-back innings on Thursday and manager Aaron Boone was again ejected. It was the second time in four games that’s happened.
It’s clear that the Yankees lost their focus, and it’s something to worry about regarding MLB odds. Hopefully, they can reset and get back on track as a team.
Joe Musgrove (1-2, 6.75 ERA) vs Randy Vasquez (0-0, 0.00)
It’s been a tough season for Joe Musgrove, as he has an ugly 6.75 ERA. He hasn’t had a WHIP above 1.33 in his career and just once above 1.24. This season, he’s at 1.58.
Home runs have been a big issue for him, allowing six in 24 innings (five starts). If this continues, Padres will stay a team to fade in the sportsbook when he’s on the bump.
For the Yankees, 24-year-old righty Randy Vasquez will make his MLB debut. The team decided to call him up after Domingo German got hit with a 10-game suspension.
He had mixed results in the Triple-A, posting a 4.85 ERA over 42 innings. His past four starts showed he had a 2.14 ERA, though.
Padres vs Yankees Head-to Head
We haven’t seen these teams play since 2019, and only one series between them since 2016, which the Yankees won 2-1.
Padres vs Yankees Game Information
- Game: Padres (23-27) vs Yankees (30-22)
- Location Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
- Day/Time: Friday, May 26, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Padres vs Yankees Live Stream: MLB.tv
Padres vs Yankees Betting Lines
We have a total of nine runs in this game, and it feels like an over. San Diego and New York have a lot of talented players on their rosters and two pitchers that are question marks. Take the over with your MLB picks.
Pick: Over 9 (-115)
The Padres are listed as the favorites, but that doesn’t make sense. It’s likely because Vasquez is getting the nod, but it’s not as if Musgrove has been reliable.
The Yankees have been the better team this season and are worth a play as a home dog here.
Pick: New York Yankees -101