The San Diego Padres are searching for a series win as they prepare to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for the finale of a four-game series in the desert.
Yesterday's game was a fun one. Joe Musgrove made his return for San Diego and pitched pretty well. Fernando Tatis Jr. homered, and Ha-Seong Kim had a huge hit to give the Padres the lead they would not relinquish.
Probable starting pitchers
Yu Darvish is 0-2 to begin the season and the Padres are 0-3 in his starts, but that's probably because the team has failed to score a run in two of his three starts this season. The right-hander has a 3.44 ERA, and is coming off his best start of the young season. Darvish pitched seven brilliant innings allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out 12 Brewers but lost 1-0. Now, a week later, Darvish will look to deliver San Diego just its second series victory of the season. He allowed just one run in five innings against the Diamondbacks his first time out, and a repeat performance of that would be awesome.
The Diamondbacks will counter with Drey Jameson. The young right-hander opened the season in Arizona's bullpen, but his last two appearances have been starts. He's pitched just 7.2 innings combined in those starts and has topped out at 71 pitches. He has a 2.25 ERA in his 16 innings of work, but his low pitch count should allow the Padres to get into Arizona's bullpen early.
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?
Bob Melvin did some lineup tinkering for last night's game and it worked, as the Padres won and some of the stars who were struggling had good games. One of the changes was bumping Trent Grisham to the leadoff spot. He went hitless in four at-bats with a walk. The walk is good, but the Padres would like for him to find a way to get on base more than once in front of the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, and Manny Machado.
How do I watch the San Diego Padres-Arizona Diamondbacks game on Sunday?
Sunday's game between the Padres and Diamondbacks is slated to begin at 1:10 p.m. (Pacific time) and is the final game 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).