The San Diego Padres will rely on Cal Quantrill to win the divisional series against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Here’s what to expect and how to watch.
Now, the Friars will send out Cal Quantrill (6-4) in hopes of earning their first series win since playing the Philadelphia Phillies. He’ll need to go through Walker Buehler (10-3) to do so.
Quantrill had a tough game against the Cincinnati Reds, at least in comparison to his prior starts. He had cruised through five innings of one-run ball after allowing a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but a single mistake allowed the Reds to gain the lead with a two-run homer. His offense didn’t do much to help though, mustering together just a single run on the evening.
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Aside from that, Cal is having a very strong year as he vies for a spot on the 2020 rotation. He boasts a 3.32 ERA and 1.094 WHIP, including 70 strikeouts through 81.1 innings pitched.
It’s still early in his rookie season — teams haven’t seen much of him but he’s shown the potential and development that are expected from a first-round draft pick.
As of right now, he’s earned a starting spot with the Friars next season. If he can continue to play at his current level, he’ll likely find himself moving up that rotation to earn a bigger workload.
Meanwhile, Buehler will try to keep Cal cool as he enters this match up with a 3.16 ERA, 1.018 WHIP, and 174 strikeouts through 148.1 IP.
The All-Star is enjoying a fine campaign as he leads the National League in complete games and owns an impressive 1.6 BB/9 ratio, tied for 5th in major league baseball. He’s coming off a strong start too, tossing a scoreless seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in which he struck out eight batters and walked none.
The Friars will have their hands full in this one and will need to be on their best to get past Buehler. Doing so would mean a series win and a big morale boost though as the team prepares to enter September.
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers will begin Game 2 on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET. MLB.tv is making every match up a Free Game of the Day on Tuesday, so be sure to tune in!
Here’s how to watch the game live, either online or on TV:
Date: Tuesday, August 27
First Pitch: 7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET
Location: San Diego, CA
Stadium: Petco Park
Pitchers: Cal Quantrill (6-4) vs. Walker Buehler (10-3)
Radio Station: KWFN 97.3 (Padres), AM 570 (Dodgers)
TV Channel: Fox Sports San Diego (Padres), SportsNet LA (Dodgers)
Live Stream: MLB.tv (Free Game of the Day)
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