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5/16 Game Thread: Padres (22-21) vs. Pirates (21-19)

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

WHAT: Manny Machado and the Padres try to get back in the Win column.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:10 p.m.


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: Eric Lauer, the Padres #5 starter in terms of effectiveness, takes the hill tonight in game 1 of the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, led by first baseman Josh Bell who is tied for fifth among National League position players in Wins Above Replacement.

Toeing the rubber for the Pirates is Trevor Williams (not to be confused with the Chargers cornerback of the same name) who has been the ace of Pittsburgh’s staff through the first 40 games of their season. It’ll be a tall task for Lauer and the Padres tonight as they try to end their losing streak at three games.