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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Predictions 08-04-2019 in MLB


The Los Angeles Dodgers attempt to avoid losing their second straight series at home when they host the struggling San Diego Padres on Sunday for the finale of their three-game series. Los Angeles, which owns the best home record in the majors at 42-15, improved to 33-17 versus the National League West - 18-7 at Dodger Stadium - after Saturday's 4-1 victory.

The Dodgers have won four of their last five contests after Walker Buehler struck out 15 batters en route to a complete game and are cruising toward what will be their seventh straight NL West title as they own a 16-game lead over San Francisco. The Padres were in contention for a wild-card spot heading into the All-Star break but have gone 6-14 since as their growing pains continue. San Diego leads baseball with 47 games started by rookie pitchers, and that number will grow to 48 when Chris Paddack takes his scheduled turn on Sunday. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in six starts since returning from the minors as he takes the mound opposite Kenta Maeda, who is winless in his last 11 outings (0-6).

TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, FS San Diego, SportsNet LA (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Chris Paddack (7-5, 2.78 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Kenta Maeda (7-8, 4.07)

Paddack allowed one run, three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of an 8-1 victory over Baltimore on Monday. The 23-year-old Texan, who was 4-4 with a 3.15 ERA prior to his demotion, boasts a 0.90 WHIP and has held opponents to a .184 batting average. Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson went deep on Paddack in the Dodgers' 6-3 victory on May 14, but the eighth-round pick by Miami in the 2015 draft rebounded with 5 2/3 scoreless frames during a no-decision in San Diego's 3-1 victory at Dodger Stadium on July 6.

Maeda allowed six runs (five earned), seven hits and two walks while striking out five batters in four-plus innings of a 9-1 loss at Colorado on Monday. The 31-year-old native of Japan has recorded two quality starts during his winless streak, including a 3-1 loss to San Diego on July 6 in which he yielded three runs and four hits over 7 2/3 frames. Wil Myers has gone 3-for-25 with 12 strikeouts versus Maeda, who is 6-4 with a 4.07 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) against San Diego - including a 1-1 record and 3.10 mark in three turns this season.

WALK-OFFS

1. Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. has gone 11-for-34 during his eight-game hitting streak, lowering his average one point to .325.

2. Los Angeles CF A.J. Pollock (groin) took batting practice on Saturday but did not play for the second straight game. He is expected back in the lineup on either Sunday or Monday, when the Dodgers begin a three-game home series against St. Louis.

3. Myers was 10-for-23 with five RBIs during a six-game hitting streak before going 0-for-4 on Saturday.

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Last Injuries

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Julio Urias

    Disciplinary
    Elig Sept 2 | out

    Urias has been handed a 20-game suspension for violating the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy. He will be eligible to return Sept. 2 against the Rockies.

  • Alex Verdugo

    Oblique
    Mid Sept | 10-day IL

    Verdugo has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right oblique strain. He is expected to be out until sometime in September.

  • Enrique Hernandez

    Hand
    Prob Tues | probable

    Hernandez has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was dealing with a left hand sprain and is likely to return against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

  • Ross Stripling

    Neck
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Stripling has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a stiff neck. He is expected to be activated in time for Sept. 1 against the Diamondbacks.

  • Kristopher Negron

    Neck
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Negron has landed on the 10-day injured list with neck stiffness and will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Chris Taylor

    Forearm
    Prob Tues | probable

    Taylor has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list after healing from a non-displaced fracture in his left forearm. He is expected to be available for Tuesday's game with the Blue Jays.

  • Justin Turner

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Turner is not expected to take part in Tuesday's matchup with the Blue Jays as he is to be rested.

  • Jedd Gyorko

    Wrist
    Ques Sun | 60-day IL

    Gyorko has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a lower-back strain. He suffered a left calf strain during his rehabilitation and also had wrist surgery. It is unclear if he will return to the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

San Diego Padres

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Back
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Tatis Jr. has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a stress reaction in his back, and it is likely that he will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Jacob Nix

    Elbow
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Nix has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a torn UCL in his right elbow, and he is expected to remain on the IL until at least the early part of September.

  • Robert Stock

    Bicep
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Stock is on the 10-day injured list due to a right biceps strain and is expected to be idle until at least the start of September.

  • Aaron Loup

    Elbow
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Loup has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a left elbow strain. He suffered a setback during his recovery and is expected to be out of action until the beginning of September.

  • Brett Kennedy

    Arm
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Kennedy has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with arm fatigue. It is anticipated that he will be on the IL until at least the beginning of September.

  • Ian Kinsler

    Neck
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Kinsler is on the 10-day injured list with a disc herniation in his neck and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

  • Jose Castillo

    Finger
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Castillo has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a torn tendon in his left middle finger and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

  • Franchy Cordero

    Elbow
    Mid Sept | 60-day IL

    Cordero sustained a right elbow sprain and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He is expected to be out until at least the middle of September after incurring a setback during his rehabilitation.

los-angeles-dodgers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Caleb Ferguson 28 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.000
Dennis Santana 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Brock Stewart 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .667 .333
Will Smith 26 22 80 18 26 8 0 10 28 64 1 24 0 .325 .800 .398
Cody Bellinger 121 117 438 98 139 25 2 42 97 294 10 85 5 .317 .671 .415
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Pedro Baez 56 0 162 53 3 35 4 1 27 0 0 4 18 864
Yimi Garcia 48 0 146 47 3 31 13 2 23 0 0 1 12 769
Kenley Jansen 47 0 143 63 3 39 7 0 21 0 0 10 11 788
Joe Kelly 44 0 125 53 2 42 5 2 26 0 0 2 17 743
Dylan Floro 38 0 108 30 2 35 3 3 19 0 0 1 12 590
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Austin Barnes 70 60 2 17 5 5 0 3
Russell Martin 66 41 0 17 5 2 0 5
Will Smith 26 22 0 9 4 0 0 0
Rocky Gale 5 4 0 2 1 1 0 0
A.J. Pollock 54 48 0 0 0 0 2 0

san-diego-padres Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Franchy Cordero 9 4 15 2 5 1 0 0 1 6 1 7 0 .333 .400 .450
Fernando Tatis Jr. 84 82 334 61 106 13 6 22 53 197 16 110 6 .317 .590 .379
Matt Strahm 28 13 21 1 6 2 0 0 1 8 0 12 0 .286 .381 .348
Eric Hosmer 124 122 487 63 139 24 1 18 82 219 0 110 2 .285 .450 .332
Francisco Mejia 63 48 187 23 51 7 2 7 18 83 1 45 0 .273 .444 .322
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Craig Stammen 60 0 191 55 1 69 12 2 32 0 0 0 11 970
Kirby Yates 50 0 153 82 5 35 1 1 11 0 0 2 9 838
Trey Wingenter 45 0 133 61 3 30 5 0 23 0 0 5 22 776
Luis Perdomo 34 1 161 43 2 49 3 1 22 0 0 3 12 758
Brad Wieck 30 0 74 31 1 26 7 0 19 0 0 1 9 452
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Austin Hedges 77 71 0 24 10 9 0 2
Francisco Mejia 63 48 0 20 4 2 0 1
Austin Allen 21 10 0 3 1 1 0 2
Cal Quantrill 16 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Chris Paddack 20 20 0 0 0 2 0 0