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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Predictions 05-15-2019 in MLB


Cody Bellinger looks to continue his season-long assault on major-league pitchers when the Los Angeles Dodgers conclude their two-game series against the visiting San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Bellinger homered and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 6-3 victory to raise his major league-leading batting average to .409.

Bellinger tops the majors with 41 RBIs and is third with 15 homers, one behind co-leaders Christian Yelich of Milwaukee and George Springer of Houston. Joc Pederson added his 100th career shot - 13 of his 26 hits this season have cleared the wall - as Los Angeles won for the 13th time in 18 games. San Diego's Manny Machado returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time since leaving as a free agent this past winter and went 3-for-4, including a 441-foot homer off Clayton Kershaw. The Padres have dropped four of their last six contests and allowed 35 runs in the four setbacks.

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

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres LH Matt Strahm (1-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Kenta Maeda (4-2, 4.03)

Strahm has allowed fewer than three earned runs in six straight starts after being roughed up for five in 2 2/3 innings by Arizona in his season debut. The 27-year-old settled for a no-decision against the New York Mets in his last turn, when he gave up two runs and six hits over 6 1/3 frames. Strahm has posted a 1.50 ERA in four career appearances (one start) against Los Angeles and has yet to retire David Freese (2-for-2, one double).



Maeda ended his three-start winless stretch by giving up one hit over six scoreless innings in a victory over Washington in his last turn. The 31-year-old made his previous start against the Padres and did not factor in the decision as he allowed four runs and three hits over six frames. Maeda is 5-3 with a 4.55 ERA in 14 career appearances (12 starts) versus San Diego and has dominated Wil Myers (3-for-24, 12 strikeouts).

WALK-OFFS

1. Dodgers LHP Julio Urias was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being arrested for domestic battery, prompting the team to recall RHP JT Chargois from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

2. San Diego RF Franmil Reyes hit his fourth homer in the last eight games on Tuesday and leads the club with 12 blasts.

3. Los Angeles 3B Justin Turner was hitless in three at-bats in the series opener after going 10-for-24 with five homers and 10 RBIs over his previous six games.

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Last Injuries

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Kenta Maeda

    Groin
    Prob Sun | 10-day IL

    Maeda has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left adductor contusion. He is targeting a return against the Pirates on Sunday.

  • Tony Cingrani

    Shoulder
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Cingrani has soreness in his throwing shoulder and has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He is likely to make his season debut by the beginning of June.

  • Pedro Baez

    Knee
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Baez was held out of the previous game due to a right knee contusion, and it is undetermined if he will be available against the Pirates on Friday.

  • Julio Urias

    Personal
    Prob Tues | probable

    Urias has been reinstated from the 7-day administrative leave and is expected to return Tuesday against the Rays.

  • Justin Turner

    Shin
    Prob Sun | probable

    Turner has been nursing an injury to his left shin, but is expected to be in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

  • Justin Turner

    Shin
    Out Sat | out

    Turner left the previous game with a bruised left shin and will not be in the starting lineup against the Reds on Saturday.

  • Caleb Ferguson

    Oblique
    Prob Sat | probable

    Ferguson has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from a left oblique strain, but he is projected to be available for Saturday's game against the Reds.

  • Tony Cingrani

    Shoulder
    Late May | 10-day IL

    Cingrani has soreness in his throwing shoulder and has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He is likely to make his season debut by the end of May.

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San Diego Padres

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Hamstring
    Ques May 31 | 10-day IL

    Tatis Jr. has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left hamstring strain, and it has yet to be established if he will return to action May 31 against the Marlins.

  • Francisco Mejia

    Knee
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Mejia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. He is expected to be away from the field until at least the start of June.

  • Miguel Diaz

    Knee
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Diaz has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while recovering from surgery to fix a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He is lining up to rejoin the team during the beginning of June.

  • Brett Kennedy

    Arm
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Kennedy has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with arm fatigue and is not expected to return until the early part of June.

  • Wil Myers

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Myers is unlikely to play against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday due to a day of rest.

  • Trey Wingenter

    Shoulder
    Late May | 10-day IL

    Wingenter sustained a right shoulder strain and has landed on the 10-day injured list. It is anticipated that he will be out of commission until at least the latter part of May.

  • Wil Myers

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Myers is unlikely to take the field Wednesday against the Dodgers as he is to be rested.

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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
Dennis Santana 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Cody Bellinger 48 46 170 43 67 10 1 17 44 130 7 29 3 .394 .765 .478
Brock Stewart 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .667 .333
Julio Urias 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .500
Alex Verdugo 48 31 132 17 41 10 2 4 23 67 2 16 0 .311 .508 .361
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 22 0 64 22 2 14 1 0 14 0 0 3 4 348
Scott Alexander 22 0 40 9 1 14 1 1 5 0 0 0 4 212
Kenley Jansen 21 0 64 29 0 16 4 0 11 0 0 4 5 351
Dylan Floro 20 0 61 15 2 17 2 0 7 0 0 1 2 297
Yimi Garcia 19 0 59 19 2 13 5 1 12 0 0 1 7 323
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Austin Barnes 38 32 0 10 2 2 0 1
Russell Martin 18 14 0 6 1 0 0 1
Rocky Gale 5 4 0 2 1 1 0 0
Alex Verdugo 48 31 0 0 0 1 3 0
Brad Miller 13 12 0 0 0 2 0 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. 27 27 100 14 30 5 1 6 13 55 6 32 2 .300 .550 .360
Eric Hosmer 49 49 186 25 53 9 0 7 28 83 0 43 0 .285 .446 .340
Manny Machado 49 49 180 24 48 6 0 9 26 81 1 43 1 .267 .450 .346
Greg Garcia 35 14 72 14 19 6 0 1 7 28 0 21 1 .264 .389 .365
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 24 0 78 20 0 22 4 0 9 0 0 0 2 358
Kirby Yates 24 0 72 44 2 15 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 400
Adam Warren 20 0 61 18 0 16 6 0 9 0 0 0 11 375
Brad Wieck 18 0 44 18 1 16 4 0 10 0 0 1 4 267
Trey Wingenter 18 0 50 23 2 7 2 0 5 0 0 2 10 280
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Francisco Mejia 19 14 0 10 2 1 0 0
Austin Hedges 34 33 0 8 6 4 0 0
Austin Allen 7 3 0 3 0 1 0 1
Eric Hosmer 49 49 0 0 0 4 0 0
Eric Lauer 10 10 0 0 0 2 0 0