The Padres look to make it two in a row against the Dodgers tonight and secure at least a series split in L.A. Following Clayton Richard's fantastic showing last night, Trevor Cahill will try to lead the Padres to their second win of the season.
Cahill, a San Diego (Oceanside) native and lifetime Padres fan, is making his first regular season start for the Friars after signing with them in January in hopes of getting a shot as a starter. After a solid Spring, he earned a coveted spot in the Opening Day rotation. The former NL West pitcher (via Diamondbacks) has plenty of past experience against the Dodgers. In fact, his 20 career appearances (14 starts) against them are more than he's made against any other team. Those 20 outings amount to an all-time 6-5 record with a 3.86 ERA and 1.297 WHIP.
Rich Hill will take the mound opposite Cahill. After initially signing with the Dodgers last year at the Trade Deadline, and then helping make it to the playoffs, he chose to stay with the team rather than take another offer as a free agent. He signed for three more years and $48 million. Tonight, the lefty will make his fifth career start against the Padres, hoping to improve on a lifetime 1-3 record and 5.75 ERA against them.
Cahill on the hill for Game 3 against the Dodgers at 7:10pm tonight! Here's the full lineup: pic.twitter.com/6Yq3WQd8dD— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 5, 2017
Game time: 7:10 pm PT
TV: Fox Sports San Diego
Radio: FM 94.9, XEMO 860 (Spanish)