San Diego Padres Hope to Get Back in Win Column vs Blach, Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 12: Eric Hosmer
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 12: Eric Hosmer /

The San Diego Padres will look to get back on track tonight after being shutout last night by the San Francisco Giants.

After only tallying one base hit and accumulating a boatload of bad at-bats, the San Diego Padres hope to move on from last night’s debacle and get back into the win column against Ty Blach and the San Francisco Giants tonight.

After going toe-to-toe and matching zeros with Clayton Kershaw on Opening Day (5 innings, three hits, no runs, three walks), Blach got slammed at home versus Seattle in his next outing (4.1 IP, 10 hits, six earned runs).

After a respectable six-inning, one earned-run start versus the Dodgers last Sunday, the 27-year-old left-hander is looking to continue that success tonight in San Diego.

Going tonight for the Friars is Tyson Ross (1-1, 5.25 ERA). Ross is coming off of a hard-fought outing in Houston on Sunday in which the dice just did not fall his way.

Despite seven strikeouts and no walks over six innings, he allowed six hits (a few of which were extremely fortuitous for the Astros) and four earned runs.

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Padres look to wake up at the plate

Let’s put last night’s exhibit in sleepwalking behind us and look ahead.

The Padres have a few of the league-leaders in hits on in their starting lineup in Jose Pirela, Eric Hosmer, and Freddy Galvis.

Although Galvis has cooled off a bit after a very hot start, Pirela and Hosmer are coming off of multiple multi-hit games and look to be only getting hotter.

The Friars need to be able to count on their bigger bats, like Hosmer, Hunter Renfroe, and Christian Villanueva to do what they do.

If they do that, and can rely on Galvis, Pirela, and Carlos Asuaje to set the table for them, there’s no reason that this team can’t score three-to-four runs a night.

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Hopefully, we’ll start to see that develop tonight against Ty Blach and El Gigantes.