Robbie Erlin gets the ball for our Friars this afternoon. He's coming off his best start of the season, and one of the best of his career. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing only three hits against the Royals on Tuesday. He lost four straight going into that outing, for which he got a no-decision as the Padres were only able to put together one run themselves that night. But these past two nights have shown a much better offensive output, combining for 19 runs against the NL-East-leading Marlins. Hopefully they still have some fuel left to help Erlin to a Mother's Day victory.
In winning these last two games, our Padres have had to face two very tough pitchers in Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi. Today's opponent isn't much less of a threat and he'll try to put an end to San Diego's hot hitting. Henderson Alvarez is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts, With both wins coming in shutout efforts.
Catch the game at 1:10 PDT and cheer on our Friars to victory. KTF and Happy Mother's Day!!