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Game Thread: 8/21 Astros @ Padres

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Let’s make it five in a row.

MLB: Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a new series for the Padres (15-12) who are back in Petco Park tonight to begin a three-game series with the Houston Astros (15-10).

Best-case scenario: San Diego hits their fifth-consecutive grand slam while increasing their MLB record by one more contest and walk away with a victory.

Worst-case scenario: The bullpen crashes and burns and gives up a 5-run lead through the final three innings.

Is regression on its’ way? I surely hope not. At least, let’s stave it off a little longer.

Garrett Richards (1-1) and Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1) are battling it out tonight for their teams.

Starting Lineup:

The top half of the lineup looks a little different with Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado swapping place from yesterday’s game. Same goes for Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth. Grag Garcia is back in the lineup at #7 with Jurickson Profar and Austin Hedges rounding things out.

Astros

  • SP Justin Verlander - 10-Day IL
  • LF Michael Brantley - 10-Day IL
  • DH Yordan Alvarez - 10-Day IL
  • 3B Alex Bergman - 10-Day IL
  • RHP Josh James - Day-To-Day

Padres

  • 1B Eric Hosmer - Day-To-Day
  • RHP Trey Wingenter - 60-Day IL
  • RHP Jose Castillo - 10-Day IL

Game info

  • Teams: Astros @ Padres
  • Location: Petco Park
  • Time: 6:10pm PT
  • TV: FOX Sports San Diego
  • Radio: KWFN 97.3, XEMO 860
  • Weather: 83 degrees and mostly cloudy