The Padres find themselves in the basement of the NL West, which is not much of a surprise. However, one surprise factor the Padres do have is the fact the team is only 2 games behind the Dodgers in the standings. The Dodgers for their part are only 3.5 games out of first place and that could be some motivation for the Dodgers to win the game here.
The Padres are coming into this game with a total of 191 runs being scored. Sadly the Padres are not doing well when it comes to hitting at the Padres are hitting at a clip of .227 on the year. The Padres pitching staff has managed to post an ERA that sits at 4.13 on the year.
The Dodgers are coming into this game with a 3.65 earned run average and that is one of the better ones in the majors. The Dodgers have scored a total of 210 runs on the year and are hitting at a paltry .236 on the year so far.
The Padres are sending out Clayton Richard to the mound here. Richard on the year has been able to throw a total of 61 innings while striking out a total of 54 batters on the year. Richard has managed to get a record that sits at 3-5 on the year and has an ERA of 4.87.
The Dodgers are sending out Ross Stripling to the mound. On the season so far Stripling has been able to throw a total of 34.2 innings and has struck out 40 batters with a 1-1 record and a 2.08 ERA, it is important to note that Stripling has mainly been used in a relief roll on the year.