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San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies
The Padres will turn to Yu Darvish to try and save their season Sunday afternoon. The veteran right-hander at least gives San Diego a fighting chance of being able to send the series back to Petco Park, as Darvish has furnished a 2-1 record and 2.84 ERA across 19 postseason innings thus far. Darvish also has a stellar 18:3 K:BB over that span, and he produced a seven-inning quality start against the Phillies in a 2-0 loss in Game 1 during which he allowed just three hits (two solo homers) and recorded seven strikeouts.
The biggest problem for the Friars is the fact the Phillies will counter with Wheeler, who was the opposing arm in that Game 1 loss and allowed just a single hit over seven shutout innings while ringing up eight Ks. Wheeler owns a 1.40 ERA and has generated a 17:3 K:BB in 19.1 innings this postseason, so San Diego will have to hope it can somehow break his rhythm early in the game. However, given Wheeler also generated a 1.85 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 0.6 HR/9 in 78 home innings this regular season, the task is a daunting one.
Houston Astros at New York Yankees
The Yankees will look to prevent elimination Sunday afternoon when they send Nestor Cortes, who has a 1-0 record and 2.70 ERA in two postseason starts, to face off with Lance McCullers, who blanked the Mariners over six innings in the ALDS-clinching Game 3 marathon 18-inning win for Houston. McCullers didn’t face the Yankees during his abbreviated eight-start regular season, but his performance versus Seattle was an extension of a very strong tune-up for the playoffs in which he posted a 4-2 record, 2.27 ERA, 9.4 K/9 and 0.8 HR/9 overall, with the K/9 figure rising to 10.7 in 17.2 road frames.
Cortes’ one encounter with the Astros in the regular season came at Yankee Stadium, where he allowed three earned runs on five hits over five frames while recording seven Ks back on June 26. Houston could spell trouble for the southpaw, as Dusty Baker’s squad posted a .286 average, .842 OPS and .363 wOBA against left-handed pitching on the road in the second half of the season. Moreover, their current bats own a collective .315 average and 1.040 OPS versus Cortes in 59 career encounters, a sample that includes five homers and 14 RBI.
MLB Wild Card odds: Series lines
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Baseball playoffs odds
Here are how the odds to make the baseball playoffs changed down the stretch of the 2022 season.
|Team||MLB Odds to Make the Playoffs July 11||MLB Odds to Make the Playoffs August 10||MLB Odds to Make the Playoffs September 16|
|Atlanta Braves||Yes -1400, No +800||Yes -3500, No +1800||Yes -3500, No +1800|
|Baltimore Orioles||Yes +800, No -1400|
|Chicago White Sox||Yes -135, No +115||Yes -140, No +115||Yes +600, No -800|
|Cleveland Guardians||Yes +280, No -360||Yes +110, No -135||Yes -650, No +500|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Yes -425, No +330||Yes -215, No +175||Yes +195, No -240|
|Minnesota Twins||Yes -155, No +125||Yes +105, No -125||Yes +1300, No -2500|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Yes -130, No +110||Yes -330, No +1800||Yes -1600, No +900|
|San Diego Padres||Yes -450, No +350||Yes -550, No +400||Yes -320, No +255|
|Seattle Mariners||Yes +120, No -145||Yes -475, No +370||Yes -1100, No +700|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Yes -155, No +125||Yes -135, No +110||Yes -1200, No +800|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Yes -400, No +310||Yes -1100, No +700||Yes -10000, No +2000|
How the MLB playoffs work
Major League Baseball has tweaked its postseason for 2022 as 12 total teams now qualify for the October tournament. The top two seeds in each league receive byes into the Division Series’. The remaining eight teams compete in Wild Card games.
In the A.L., the Tampa Rays slid down to the third Wild Card spot – perhaps intentionally – so they will face the Cleveland Guardians instead of red-hot Toronto, which prepares to host unproven Seattle in the first round. The No. 2 Yankees await the winner of Cleveland and Tampa and the top-seeded Astros will face either Toronto or Seattle.
The Phillies held on to a playoff spot in the N.L. and they will face the N.L. Central champion Cardinals in the first round. Despite winning 100 games this season, the Mets were swept by the Braves last weekend to lose out on the division and they must now face a dangerous Padres team in the 4-5 Wild Card matchup. The winner faces the top-seeded Dodgers and the Braves await the winner of the Cardinals and Phillies series.