WHAT: Padres try to snap a five-game losing streak
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 5:40 p.m.
WHERE: Petco Park
HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.
WHY: Yesterday, one-time relief pitcher Matt Strahm had his best start of the season going 8 inning while allowing only one run. Unfortunately, that was not enough to push the Friars to a win because they were unable to score enough to make Strahm’s dominance matter.
Today, opening day starter Eric Lauer will attempt to right the ship. The 23-year-old left handers started the year hot, but has not been as sharp lately and the run support hasn’t been there to carry him through his moderate struggles.
Hopefully this afternoon, the offense which has been dragged down by the terrible play of Eric Hosmer and Ian Kinsler, can rebound and actually put some runs on the board.