San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Petco Park)
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The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres will meet in the rubber match of their three game NL West division set from Petco Park on Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants will look to rebound and win the series after dropping game two on Saturday by a final score of 5-1. Pablo Sandoval accounted for the lone RBI for San Francisco in the loss while Mike Yastrzemski went 2 for 3 with a double. Stephen Vogt and Austin Slater each chipped in base hits as well as the Giants cranked out just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Shaun Anderson took the loss, falling to 3-3 on the year after allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out seven over five innings of work. Madison Bumgarner will start game three and is 5-7 with a 3.66 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bumgarner is 11-10 with a 3.41 ERA and 216 strikeouts against San Diego.
The San Diego Padres will look to win the series after evening the set up at one win apiece on Saturday. Fernando Tatis Jr. went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Greg Garcia added two RBIs as well in a pinch-hitting effort and Wil Myers went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI to round out San Diego’s scoring as a team in the win. Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado and Manuel Margot each had a base hit as well in the victory. Cal Quantrill got the win to improve to 4-2 on the year after giving up one run on three hits while walking and striking out four apiece over 5.1 innings of work. Chris Paddack will start game three and is 6-5 with a 2.84 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. In his career, Paddack is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 5-1 in Bumgarner’s last 6 starts, 20-8 in their last 28 games overall and 10-2 in their last 12 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. San Diego is 1-8 in their last 9 home games and 4-10 in their last 14 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 division games. San Francisco is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in San Diego. However, San Francisco is 1-5 in Bumgarner’s last 6 starts against San Diego and 1-4 in Bumgarner’s last 5 road starts against the Padres.
San Diego at home with Paddack on the mound is tempting because Paddack’s currently sporting a 2.36 ERA at home this season and the Giants are having issues scoring, logging just four runs in their last three games. The Padres have also had a lot of recent success against the Giants with MadBum on the mound, including tagging Bumgarner for seven runs in 13 innings this season. However, the Giants remain one of the hottest teams in the majors over the last three weeks or so, and have had success with Bumgarner on the mound lately, as the Giants’ lefty is starting to look like the ace we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the years. I think the Giants are due for a breakout offensively and are worth the look for the series victory on Sunday.