The second National League Wild Card series will feature the San Diego Padres and New York Mets on Friday, October 7th. All potential matchups of this best-of-3 series will be held from Citi Field in Queens. The first pitch is set for 8:07 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.
The Padres were extremely busy at the trade deadline but lost their star Fernando Tatis Jr. for the rest of the season with a suspension shortly thereafter. San Diego made the postseason as the second AL Wild Card team with an 89-73 record. Yu Darvish made 30 starts during the regular season with a 3.10 ERA and will get the start in Game 1. The Padres rank eighth in on-base percentage (.318), and Manny Machado is the team leader in home runs (32) and RBI (102).
The Mets will enter the postseason coming off a National League East collapse, falling short of the Atlanta Braves after getting swept by the division rival in the final week of the regular season. New York has a 101-61 record and will give the ball to Max Scherzer, who has a 2.29 ERA through 23 starts including three since coming off a brief stint on the injured list. The Mets rank second in on-base percentage (.332), and Pete Alonso is tied with Aaron Judge for the most RBI this season with 131.
The Mets are -135 moneyline favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook, making the Padres +115 underdogs. The over/under is set at 6.
Padres vs. Mets Game 1 Wild Card TV Info
Game date: Friday, Oct. 7
Game time: 8:07 p.m.
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: ESPN+, ESPN app