San Diego Padres: Pitching Matchups for Series vs. Dodgers

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 22: Joey Lucchesi
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 22: Joey Lucchesi /
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San Diego Padres
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The San Diego Padres play a three-game set in Monterrey, MX versus the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. Hopefully, they’ll manage to walk away with a couple of victories facing the back-end of the Dodgers’ rotation.

The San Diego Padres need some wins in the worst way. As it just so happens, so do the second-to-last-place Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles is currently 14-17, just three-and-a-half games ahead of the Padres for last-place in the NL West.

Thankfully, the Friars won’t have to face Clayton Kershaw or Alex Wood over the weekend, but they still most certainly have their work cut out for themselves with the hurlers they’ll be facing instead.

The San Diego Padres need to jump on the Dodgers while the opportunity is there. They’re still missing Justin Turner, who broke his wrist on a hit-by-pitch on Opening Night.

Plus, they just got word this week that they’ll be without Corey Seager for the remainder of the season as he recovers from UCL reconstruction surgery.

If the Padres are going to rack up some desperately-needed victories, this weekend may be the time to do it