Despite some great offense by our Padres in last night's series opener at Chavez Ravine, they couldn't get it done with pitching and defense. Hopefully Eric Stults can have better results tonight as they try to even up the series.
Stults has struggled this year, but has been pitching much better lately. He's 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his three August starts so far. But if history is any indication, getting back to Dodger Stadium may put an end to that streak. The southpaw is 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA in six overall starts against is former team. Four of those outings took place in L.A., where he's 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA.
On the hill for L.A. will be veteran Roberto Hernandez in his home debut for the Dodgers. It'll be the righty's third start since being acquired from the Phillies earlier this month. Hernandez allowed three earned runs over 12 innings in his previous two as a Dodger, going 1-0.
Tune in at 7:10 PT tonight to see if our Friars can get back on track.
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