Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview

By: Sports Teller


We may receive a commission at no extra cost to you when you purchase or sign up through one of our affiliate links. Please read our full disclosure for more information.

Who Will Win the 2020 NL Wild Card Series: Padres or Cardinals? When Does the Series Start? Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 Wild Card Preview!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing the Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview. In fact, we will be showcasing the overall series prediction as well as the 2020 postseason results from each team. In addition, we will be going over each team’s playoff history as well as the key players to watch.

AL Wild Card Series Previews: Indians vs. Yankees, Athletics vs. White Sox, Twins vs. Astros & Rays vs. Blue Jays!

NL Wild Card Series Previews: Dodgers vs. Brewers, Cubs vs. Marlins & Braves vs. Reds! Without further adieu, let’s begin!

Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview

SportsTeller Baseball Alert

2020 National League Wild Card Series: San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Series Start Time: Game 1 (Wednesday, September 30), Game 2 (Thursday, October 1), Game 3-if Necessary (Friday, October 2)

Series Location: Petco Park-San Diego, California

Starting Pitchers: Game 1=RHP Chris Paddack (Padres) vs. LHP Kwang-hyun Kim (Cardinals), Game 2=RHP Zach Davies (Padres) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (Cardinals), Game 3-if Necessary=TBA (Padres) vs. Jack Flaherty-RHP (Cardinals)

2020 Regular Season Series: Teams Have Not Met in 2020 Due to Limitations from the Global Health Crisis

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2006 National League Division Series (St. Louis Won 3-1)

San Diego Padres (37-23)-#4 Seed in the National League

  • Finished in 2nd Place in the NL West Division
  • 1st Playoff Appearance Since 2006
  • First Winning Season Since 2010
  • 4th Postseason Meeting vs. Cardinals (1996, 2005, 2006, 2020)
  • San Diego is 1-9 vs. St. Louis All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Jayce Tingler is the New Manager for the San Diego Padres
  • Traded for Starting RHP Mike Clevinger in 2020 Blockbuster Deal with Indians
  • Acquired Relief RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Royals in 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Acquired INF Mitch Moreland from Red Sox in 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Has Not Won a Playoff Series Since 1998 NLCS
  • Looking for 1st NLCS Appearance Since 1998
  • Has Not Been to the World Series Since 1998
  • Looking for 1st World Championship in Franchise History
  • Only 6th Playoff Appearance in Team’s 51-Year History

St. Louis Cardinals (30-28)-#5 Seed in the National League

  • Finished in 2nd Place in the NL Central Division
  • Consecutive Playoff Appearances for the First Time Since 2011-2015
  • 4th Postseason Meeting vs. San Diego (1st Since 2006)
  • St. Louis is 9-1 vs. San Diego All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Starting RHPs Miles Mikolas and Dakota Hudson Out for the Year with Injuries
  • RHP Closer Jordin Hicks Opted Out of 2020 Season
  • Looking for 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2019 NLDS
  • Has Not Been to the NLCS Since 2019
  • Looking for 1st World Series Appearance Since 2013
  • Has Not Won a World Championship Since 2011

SportsTeller Logo no wording2

Top Players to Watch in Padres vs. Cardinals Wild Card Series (2020 MLB Statistics)

San Diego Padres

  • INF Fernando Tatis Jr: 0.277 BA, 17 Home Runs, 45 RBIs
  • INF Manny Machado: 0.304 BA, 16 Home Runs, 47 RBIs
  • OF Wil Myers: 0.288 BA, 15 Home Runs, 40 RBIs
  • RHP Zach Davies: 7-4 Record, 2.73 E.R.A, 63 Strikeouts
  • RHP Chris Paddack: 4-5 Record, 4.73 E.R.A, 58 Strikeouts

St. Louis Cardinals

  • INF Paul Goldschmidt: 0.304 BA, 6 Home Runs, 21 RBIs
  • INF Tommy Edman: 0.250 BA, 5 Home Runs, 26 RBIs
  • C Yadier Molina: 0.262 BA, 4 Home Runs, 16 RBIs
  • LHP Kwang-hyun Kim: 3-3 Record, 1.62 E.R.A, 24 Strikeouts
  • RHP Adam Wainwright: 5-3 Record, 3.15 E.R.A, 54 Strikeouts

Sports Teller Name Logo no background

Official Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Prediction

Padres in Three Games

Thanks for reading the Padres vs. Cardinals: 2020 NL Wild Card Series Preview courtesy of Sports Teller! Please feel free to look at the other posts that cover various sports to choose from on! If you like this post, please feel free to subscribe to the Sports Teller website for daily/weekly post updates! You can also follow Sports Teller on Twitter and Facebook! You can even check us out on YouTube! Sports Teller-Tell it Like it is!

FriarFaithful, MLB, STLCards

BaseballTV Schedule