Monday, August 15, 2022

The Dodgers hosted the Padres in the first 4-game series

San Diego Padres (46-31, second in NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (46-28, first in NL West)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Padres: Joe Musgrove (8-1, 2.12 ERA, .95 whip, 82 strikeouts); Dodgers: Mitch White (0-1, 4.25 ERA, 1.15 whip, 30 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Dodgers-125, Padres +106; over/under is 8 runs

Bottom line: The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the San Diego Padres on Thursday to begin a four-game series.

Los Angeles leads 20–12 in home games and 46–28 on aggregate. The Dodgers have the ninth-best team batting average in MLB play at .252.

San Diego has a 46–31 record overall and a 25–15 record in road games. The Padres pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.48, second in the NL.

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Matchup Thursday is the fourth time these teams will clash this season.

Top Performer: Freddie Freeman has 24 doubles, two triples and nine home runs for the Dodgers. Will Smith is 15-for-40 in the last 10 matches with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs.

Manny Machado led San Diego to 12 home runs, slugging at .545. Eric Hosmer is 8-for-35 with two home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Dodgers: 6-4, .285 batting average, 3.74 ERA, beat opponents by 13 runs

Padres: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.70 ERA, even run difference

Injuries: Dodgers: Zach McKinstry: 10-Day IL (Neck), Daniel Hudson: 15-Day IL (ACL), Andrew Heaney: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Edwin Rios: 60-Day IL (Hamstrings), Walker Buehler : 60-day IL (elbow), Caleb Ferguson: 15-day IL (unknown), Mookie Bates: 10-day IL (rib), Kevin Pillar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahl: 60-day IL ( Forearm), Blake Trainen: 60-day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60-day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60-day IL (arm), Jimmy Nelson: 60-day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-day IL (elbow)

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Padres: Steven Wilson: 15-Day IL (Hamstring), Adrian Morjon: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Machado: Day-Day (Ankle), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Matt Beatty: 60-day IL (shoulder), Robert Suarez: 15-day IL (knee), Will Myers: 10-day IL (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-day IL (forearm) ) ), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-day IL (wrist)

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