The San Diego Padres visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday to play the second game of the final regular season series for both clubs. San Diego lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday 1-0. Los Angeles scored the lone run of the game in the sixth inning in a pitcher’s duel. San Diego had just three hits in the game. The Padres were swept by the Dodgers in the three-game series.
The Diamondbacks did not play Thursday and beat the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday 9-7. The Diamondbacks induced Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to ground into a double play with the bases loaded that ended the game to stave off a Cardinals rally. Errors by the Cardinals in the sixth inning helped Arizona score seven times.
Eric Hosmer is leading the Padres with a .268 batting average, in RBIs with 97 and in hits with 163. Hunter Renfroe leads in home runs with 33. As a team, San Diego is averaging .240 at the plate. On Saturday, the Padres will send Garrett Richards to the mound. The right-hander this season is 0-1 with an ERA of 11.81, 7 Ks and BBs.
Ketel Marte leads the D-Backs with a .329 batting average and in hits with 187. Eduardo Escobar leads the D-Backs in home runs with 35 and RBIs with 118. As a team, Arizona is averaging .254 at the plate. On Saturday, the Diamondbacks will send Robbie Ray to the mound. The lefthander his season is 12-8 with an ERA of 4.28, 225 Ks and 81 BBs.