Two teams racing backwards in pursuit of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the leader of the National League West, open up what could be a crucial four-game series.
Thursday night at the Giants and Padres in San Diego. Both teams are having a hard time.
The Giants recovered from a 4-0 deficit in Arizona, won 7-5 and then flew to San Diego late Thursday night, losing six games in a row. San Francisco is 4-12 in the last 16 games.
The Padres were swept home in Seattle in a two-game Interleague series. Beyond that, San Diego has lost 5 of the last 6 games and 8 of the last 10 games. Another amazing stat — Padres is 21-18 at his home this season.
Padres manager Bob Melvin believes his club is imminent.
The Padres have scored more than four times in one game, only twice in the last 12 games. They have scored two runs in each defeat against the Mariners and have scoring runners 5 to 41 in the last five games.
"I think it will reach the point where you do (push) a little," Melvin said after Tuesday's defeat. "You don't want to say that. You keep saying," If I get the chance, I'll put someone in and break through. " That's what happened before ... it hasn't happened during this stretch.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said the Giants could turn the slides quickly and perhaps a reversal victory on Wednesday night could spark.
"There's a lot to do," Kapler said before Wednesday's victory. "We realize we aren't playing the best baseball. Things can change quickly, but this was a very rough stretch. We're not playing good baseball. I don't think. If you play good baseball, you will win the series. "
Due to the poor Padres, the Dodgers are behind by 6 games. The Giants were behind by 10 1/2 games and would have fallen to .500 during the season if they had lost on Wednesday.
This is the third meeting of the season between teams, and the Padres will hold the edge of 4-2 after sweeping a series of three games in San Francisco in May. The
series begins Thursday night with a tough right-handed player match — Logan Webb (7-3, 3.13 ERA) Giants and Padres Joe Musgrove (8-2,) 2.25) will start against the opponent.
Webb has been 2-2 in the last four starts, abandoning 7 runs (4 wins) in 19 hits and 6 walks, 27 strikeouts in 26 innings, 1.38ERA Achieved. He made one start against the Padres this season and won the San Diego on April 13 with four hits, seven strikeouts and eight innings to one run.
He is 25 years old and 2 years old. -ERA is -1 lifetime against the Padres of 3.60. The Padres hit .260 against him in seven games (six games).
Musgrove played against the Giants once this year, giving up four strikeouts, four hits and three walks in seven shutout innings on May 21st in San Francisco.
Musgrove has a lifetime of 3-3 against the Giants, ERA is 4.23, and his batting average is .254 with eight starts. Musgrove is 1-2 in the last 3 times and ERA is 4.95.
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