After another exciting win that saw Colin Rea flirt with a no-no and Derek Norris finish just a triple shy of the cycle, the Padres will look to ride that momentum and seize another series win against Noah Syndergaard and the former NL Champ Metropolitans.
The Pads will look to finally take advantage of a staff ace coming off of a bad outing: Syndergaard has allowed 7 runs over 12 1/3 in his last two starts, his last loss being against rival San Francisco. Still, the Mets flamethrower is 2nd in all of baseball in strikeouts per 9 innings and the Padres have been prone to bouts of strikeouts. Here's hoping the hot top of the order in Jay, Myers, and Kemp can keep swinging the lumber.
Drew Pomeranz has been producing whiffs in his own right and is currently 8th in baseball with his strikeout per nine rate. He will face off against yet another ace pitcher after having gone against Vince Velasquez (he of the 16 strikeout game you've erased from your memory), Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. Pomeranz had a tough loss in his last outing against a pitcher who scored the one run for his team (the aforementioned Kershaw). Pomz leads the team with 36 strikeouts, a 2.48 ERA, .194 batting average against and a 1.14 WHIP.
Padres Fun Fact: The Pads own a better winning percentage at home against the Mets than against any other team.
The Padres will be looking to clinch another series win in a late 7:40 Left Coast Time start tonight. Bust out your brown gear!
Game Time: 7:40 PST
Radio: The Mighty 1090, La Poderosa 860 (Spanish)
TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Spanish)