San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals – 5/14/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The bail out game for Fantasy Baseball draft manager’s takes place at 10:10PM Eastern Time on Thursday May 14th as the San Diego Padres will host the Washington Nationals. Track MLB mock draft rosters on MLB Extra Innings channel where this game will be televised from San Diego for up to the minute scoring.
The Nationals will continue this road trip which began in Arizona on Monday night. Their loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday snapped a five game winning streak. Washington has made up good ground on division leading New York Mets as they trail by just 2 ½ games heading into play on Wednesday. After a slow start with the bats the Nationals have now moved to the upper third in run production as the club average 4.65 runs per game good for 9th best in all of baseball. Their starting staff already has 21 quality starts on this young season good which ranks 2nd best in Major League Baseball.
The San Diego Padres made a lot of changes to their rosters as they beefed up their offense by bringing in players like Matt Kemp and Justin Upton to just name a few. They sit six games back of NL West leading LA Dodgers as through Tuesday night. Once sitting near the bottom in offense the Padres are now ranking 10th out of 30 teams in run production at 4.62 per game. Problem is their pitching team ERA of 4.28 which is 21st in the league and has worsened greatly since the past few years.
Washington Nationals 3B: Yunel Escobar leads the Nationals regulars with a batting average of .333 on the year. He has two homers and 11 RBIs. He enters play on a seven game win streak. He had five hit games in two of his past ten games.
Washington Nationals C: Wilson Ramos has moved his hitting average up to .318. He has hits in nine of his past ten games with five multi-hit games in that span. He comes off a day off on Wednesday in a day game at Arizona.
Washington Nationals RF: Bryce Harper has been hot and the Nationals 22 year old is hitting .308 on the campaign. On May 4th Harper was hitting .245 and has moved his average up 63 points. He has hits in seven straight games with five of this games being multiple hit games.
Washington Nationals 1B: Ryan Zimmerman is showing improvement at the plate as he has moved his batting average up to .243 as he extended his hitting streak to seven games on Wednesday at Arizona. Zimmerman was hitting just .211 on May 5 and his hitting streak began the next day. Zimmerman is a lifetime .284 hitter.
Washington Nationals P: Doug Fister is six starts have a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 4.06 and WHIP of 1.25. He has allowed just three earned runs over his past two starts working 13 innings.
San Diego Padres C: Derek Norris is among the leaders of the everyday players with a batting average of .295 with two homers and 18 RBIs. He has just four walks in 122 plate appearances so his on base percentage is .323.
San Diego Padres CF: Wil Myers is batting .291 with 5 homers and 19 RBIs. He has seven hits last week in the four game series at Arizona. Myers has suffered a wrist injury and hasn’t seen action since Sunday.
San Diego Padres LF: Veteran Justin Upton in his first year with the Padres is batting .276 with 8 home runs and 24 RBIS. After a productive series at Arizona Upton went 0 of 8 in the just concluded series at Seattle on Wednesday.
San Diego Padres RF: Former Dodgers Matt Kemp is batting .264 in his first season with San Diego with just 1 homer and 21 RBIs. He has walked just five times so his on base percentage is .295. He is in a seven day slump going 3 of 25 for a .120 average.
San Diego Padres P: Tyson Ross has made seven starts for San Diego on the campaign and is 1-3 with an ERA of 3.98 and WHIP of 1.52. He has allowed two earned runs in each of his past two starts at San Francisco and at Arizona.
Baseball One Day League Fantasy Selections
P: Doug Fister (Nationals)
3B: Yunel Escobar (Nationals)
1B: Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals)
LF: Justin Upton (Padres)
RF: Bryce Harper (Padres)
C: Derek Norris (Padres)