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Padres hope to feast on inferior Nationals

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The San Diego Padres return home after a disappointing 3-3 road split between the two worst teams in the National League, but will face a rematch with the worst team in the league, the Washington Nationals. .

The Padres and away Nationals will start a four-game set on Thursday night.

The Padres once held onto their league wildcard berth at the Nationals, but now he remains just two games behind in last place.

After this six-game homestand, the Padres will travel to Kansas City, San Francisco and Los Angeles for his nine-game trip to face the Dodgers. And although his 18 of his last 27 games have been at home, the Padres still have a series left in his three divisions against his leaders (Dodgers (9 games), Cleveland and St. Louis). increase.

Padres Nationals His series ended Thursday night with right-handed Anibal Sanchez (0-5, 7.20 ERA) for the Nationals and Yu Darvish (10-6, 10-6) for the Nationals. 3.40). The two faced off on Saturday in Washington, D.C., where the Nationals won his 4-3 victory.

Sanchez, 38, returned to his minor league deal this season with the Nationals, where he started six games and only pitched 30 innings. He gave up his 25 runs (24 earned runs) with 34 hits, 14 walks and 22 strikeouts.

However, the only game the Nationals won this season, in which Sanchez started, was against the Padres on Saturday, when the pitcher beat San Diego to his 6-hit, 3-walk, 3 runs and 5 innings. Suppressed to 4 strikeouts. He earned a no-decision in the Nationals win.

Sanchez started seven games of his career against the Padres. Although he has a 1-2 record, he has a 2.61 ERA, a . 238 batting average against opponents, and 32 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. 205 OBA in his two starts at Petco Park, and in 11 innings he allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits.

Meanwhile, the Padres are his 12-10 in Darvish's 22 games this season.

His most recent loss was last Saturday against the Nationals, where he allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk, and struck out nine in six innings. Darvish pitched at least six innings in his 15th straight game start. In his last 12 games, he's 6-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 80 innings.

Darvish has faced the Nationals three times in his career. He has a 1-1 record with a 5.29 ERA.

Fernando Tatis Jr. travels to San Diego for the weekend to meet with Padres owner Peter Seidler. The ban will apply for the first two weeks of the 2023 season.

The meeting comes days before Tatis was expected to join the Padres for the first time this season after recovering from his broken wrist. He was also able to meet with his teammates to explain his actions.

– Field Level Media