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Game Thread: 7/25 D-backs @ Padres

Let’s make it two in a row, huh?

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres host the D-backs tonight in their second meeting of a four-game series to start the 2020 MLB season. Arizona couldn’t overcome the big night from 1B Eric Hosmer who elevated San Diego to their first win on opening night.

28-year old Dinelson Lamet will get the start on the mound tonight against D-backs lefty Robbie Ray. Lamet was 3-5 in 14 starts last year, recording 105 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.26. Ray finished 12-8 in 33 starts with 235 Ks, a 4.34 ERA, and a 1.34 WHIP.

Lamet has solidified himself as the #2 behind Chris Paddack and the team feels encouraged with those two at the top of their rotation. Lamet recently said, “I want to pitch great and I want Chris to pitch great.”

In three preseason games earlier this year, Lamet allowed just three hits and walk with 11 strikeouts through nine innings of work.

Tonight’s starting Lineup:

The changes from last night’s lineup include C Austin Hedges starting in place of Francisco Mejia and OF Edward Olivares getting the start in right field which moves OF Wil Myers to DH.

Update: 1B Eric Hosmer is a scratch with a “non-coronavirus illness”. IF Ty France takes his place.

Fun Fact: 22 years ago today, longtime pitcher Trevor Hoffman made his debut for the Padres.

Game info

  • Teams: Diamondbacks vs. Padres
  • Location: Petco Park
  • Time: 6:10pm PT
  • TV: FS1, FSSD, FOX Deportes San Diego
  • Radio: KWFN 97.3, XEMO 860
  • Stream: FOX Sports Go site or app
  • Weather: 73 degrees and mostly sunny