Apr 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits an RBI single during the first inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Padres (34-38) will end their nine-day, eight-game road trip in San Francisco against the Giants (38-33) this week. The Padres are 2-4 with Pat Murphy at the helm since Bud Black was relieved of his duties. They had a hard time playing defense in Arizona as they lost the series two games to one as they allowed four unearned runs to score in Sunday’s loss. They committed 3 errors total in the series.
The Giants just won a huge series against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. They are now just one game behind L.A. in the NL West. The Padres are 5 1/2 games back.
This is a big series for the Padres if they hope to remain in contention in the NL West. Wins against the Giants and Dodgers will be key down the stretch.