Nover’s View: Free Friday MLB Play

On May 13, 2022, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Padres plus $1.40 at Braves

Care to guess the two top hitters in baseball? It’s Manny Machado at .383 and Eric Hosmer at .367. The Braves are going to have to deal with both of them.

Atlanta has an excellent pitcher going with lefty Max Fried. But the Padres have a hot Yu Darvish to counter. So at this ‘dog price, I’m going to get involved with the Padres.

Darvish can be streaky. Right now he’s looking good having won his last three decisions. If you discount his second start against the Giants when he was smacked around for nine runs in 1 2/3 innings, Darvish would have a 1.71 ERA in five starts.

The Padres could catch a break if Ronald Acuna has to miss a second straight game. He’s dealing with a groin injury.

A trend to keep in mind is San Diego has won the last seven times following a loss. They also are 4-0 the past four times facing a lefty starter.

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