Where: Dodger Stadium
When: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:10 pm Eastern
We have a National League West matchup to consider for Saturday when the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game two of their scheduled three-game series. This preview was written prior to the conclusion of Friday night’s MLB action and all opinions are based on the stats from Thursday night’s MLB slate.
Padres Five Game Losing Streak
The Padres have lost six of their last ten games and probably can’t wait until the All-Star break as they enter Thursday night hoping to end a five-game losing streak. San Diego has been outscored by 36 runs and has a 19-21 record away from Petco Park. Outfielder Hunter Renfroe leads the Padres with 25 bombs and infielder Eric Hosmer leads the club with a .291 batting average and a team high 61 RBI this season.
San Diego isn’t reporting any significant injuries for their series with the Dodgers.
Paddack (5-4, 3.05 ERA) has an elite 0.94 WHIP and his 4.01 xFIP suggests maybe some regression is headed the young righties way this season. Paddack strikes out 9.51 per nine innings pitched while allowing two walks and 1.41 home runs per game this season. Los Angeles scores 5.5 runs per game while blasting 87 home runs at Dodger Stadium and hit 100 bombs this season against right-handed pitching.
The Dodgers have a 14.5-game lead over their nearest NL West rival and have won six of their last ten and enter Thursday riding a four-game winning streak. Los Angeles has outscored their opponents by an MLB leading 134 runs and has a 37-9 record at Dodger Stadium this season. Infielder Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 30 bombs, 71 RBI and a team high .344 batting average this season.
The Dodgers aren’t listing any significant injuries for their series with the Padres.
Maeda (7-4, 3.78 ERA) has an elite, 1.10 WHIP and his 4.41 xFIP suggests maybe a bit of regression is headed the righties way at some point this season. Maeda strikes out nine per nine innings pitched with 3.07 walks and 1.23 home runs per nine innings pitched. The Padres score 5.2 runs per game with 67 bombs away from Petco Field and 105 home runs against right-handed pitching this season.
- Dodgers are 43-18 in their last 61 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Dodgers are 6-1 in Maeda’s last 7 home starts.
- Dodgers are 8-3 in Maeda’s last 11 starts during game 3 of a series.
- Padres are 1-4 in Paddack’s last 5 starts.
- Padres are 1-4 in Paddack’s last 5 starts on grass.
- Padres are 0-4 in Paddack’s last 4 road starts.