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Padres Preview: 05/04 vs. Dodgers

“La Segunda Serie” will start tonight with Joey Lucchesi on the mound.

New York Mets v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Tonight’s matchup for the first of three in Monterrey, Mexico will feature two top rookie pitchers taking the ball for the respective Padres and Dodgers.

Joey Fuego will get the call to start in tonight’s contest at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey. Lucchesi (3-1, 2.78 ERA) has been very exciting to watch for Padres fans throughout his six starts. The young lefty boasts the lowest ERA of any Padre pitcher and is the only one with a winning record. In Joey’s last game action there was plenty of help offensively as he held the visiting Mets to only two hits in 5 23 innings in the Padres only win of that particular series. Joey will match up with the Dodgers’ top pitching prospect making his third start of the season tonight.

Walker Buehler (1-0, 1.80 ERA) has had a great start to his 2018 campaign after last year’s debut in relief: the righty finished 2017 with a 7.71 ERA in 8 appearances. In his extremely small sample size so far Buehler has shown plenty of promise, holding the Giants down to only two runs in 5 innings of work in his last start.

The Padres will boast native Mexican Christian Villanueva in the lineup throughout the series. Here’s hoping the Padres get some wins south of the border! Today’s matchup starts at 6:10 PM Left Coast Time.

Game Time: 7:10 PM PST
TV: FSSD, Fox Sports Deportes
Radio: 97.3 (El Fanático), XEMO 860