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Padres Preview/Game Thread 05/02 @ Giants

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Clayton Richard will pitch the finale in San Francisco.

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
The NL Rookie Of The Month!
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

You ever have one of those days where you forget there’s a day game? Welcome to Wednesday!

The Padres will send Clayton Richard to the hill to wrap up the 3 game set in today’s rubber game against the Giants.

Richard (1-3, 5.35 ERA) has been exactly what everyone expected this season. He’ll roll into today’s game with a 4-3 5.16 ERA in his 12 career starts in San Francisco and will face off against Derek Holland.

Derek Holland (0-3, 5.76 ERA) has only faced the Padres once and did not fare well in that contest; he was pulled after 4 23 innings with 3 runs and 6 hits allowed. Look for reigning NL Rookie of the Month Christian Villanueva to do damage today. The 3rd baseman homered off of Holland in their last matchup back on April 14th.

Let’s get a series win today, Padres!

Today's Lineups

SAN DIEGO PADRES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Manuel Margot - CF Gorkys Hernandez - LF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Andrew McCutchen - RF
Christian Villanueva - 3B Evan Longoria - 3B
Jose Pirela - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Franchy Cordero - LF Brandon Belt - 1B
Freddy Galvis - SS Austin Jackson - CF
Matt Szczur - RF Brandon Crawford - SS
A.J. Ellis - C Kelby Tomlinson - 2B
Clayton Richard - LHP Derek Holland - LHP