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07/26 Game Thread: Padres (48-54) vs. Giants (52-51)

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WHO: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

WHAT: Game 1 of a 3-Game Set

WHEN: Friday, July 26, 2019, at 7:10 p.m.

WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA

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: As the Trade Deadline draws nearer, the Padres take on their division rivals, the Giants, with both teams hovering somewhere between buyers and sellers. Tonight, in game 1 of the series, Joey Lucchesi will face off against Jeff Samardzija.

Lucchesi has been mostly solid throughout the 2019 season, but the month of July has not been kind to him. He sports a 6.32 ERA over 3 starts and has a walk rate of 2.87 per 9 innings as well as a 2.30 HR/9 rate during this stretch of sub-replacement level pitching.

Offensively, center fielder Manuel Margot has been the most productive position player on the roster in the month of July. He is batting .278/.418/.574 while playing outstanding defense.