It can't get any worse, can it? The San Diego Padres are coming off of a brutal 9-0 loss at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks the day after Fernando Tatis Jr. returned. The Padres will look to earn the chance at their second series win of the season, something they can try and accomplish tomorrow if they win today.
Probable starting pitchers
It's finally time! Joe Musgrove is set to make his season debut after missing the first three weeks of the season with a fractured toe. Musgrove has always pitched well at Chase Field, posting a 2.87 ERA in six appearances (five starts). He allowed two runs in 12 innings in Arizona in two starts last season.
The Diamondbacks will counter with Merrill Kelly. The right-hander has gotten off to a great start this season, posting a 2.53 ERA in his first four starts. He's always had San Diego's number, going 8-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 13 starts against the Padres.
San Diego Padres starting lineup
Arizona Diamondbacks starting lineup
Which San Diego Padres player needs to bounce back in today's game vs. the Diamondbacks?
After getting shut out on just two hits without a walk last night, virtually the entire lineup has to bounce back. One player the Padres really need to get going is Juan Soto. The star outfielder went hitless in three at-bats last night with two strikeouts. He's gone hitless in seven at-bats this series, has three hits in his last 28 at-bats and is hitting just .176 this season.
How do I watch the San Diego Padres-Arizona Diamondbacks game on Saturday?
Saturday's game between the Padres and Diamondbacks is slated to begin at 5:10 p.m. (Pacific time) and is the third in a four-game series in Phoenix. The game will be broadcast on both Bally Sports San Diego and Bally Sports Arizona, as well as through MLB.tv (blackout restrictions may apply).