On Saturday, the San Diego Padres visit National League West rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second game of a three-game series.
The Padres won their most recent game on Wednesday 3-1 over the Washington Nationals. Christian Villanueva knocked in two runs with a double and Tyson Ross threw 6 plus innings for the Padres for the win. The Padres were off on Thursday.
Los Angeles, which was also off on Thursday, was victorious in its last game Wednesday 3-0 over the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers have won two straight and six out of their last seven overall. Los Angeles is now just 3 ½ games behind the first place Rockies.
Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with a .268 batting average. Christian Villanueva leads the team in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 28. San Diego has a team batting average of .228 while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against Padres pitching. On Saturday, the Padres will send Jordan Lyles to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.11, 36 Ks and 11 BBs.
Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with a .327 batting average and team high 48 hits. Yasmani Grandal leads the Dodgers in home runs with eight and RBIs 28. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .236 while opposing hitters are averaging .236 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. The Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound on Saturday. The left-hander this season is 1-4 with an ERA of 3.32, 51 Ks and 9 BBs.