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Game Thread: 8/7 Diamondbacks @ Padres

This series may be exactly what the Friars need to get back on track.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks at back in Petco Park after losing the opening series of the season 3-1 against the Padres.

San Diego comes out of their recent home series with the Dodgers licking their wounds as they struggled to control the game defensively. These next three contests against the D-backs is exactly what the doctor ordered to help get the Friars back on track.

Zach Davies gets the start on the mound tonight against the right-handed Luke Weaver. In his lone start against San Diego late last month, Weaver (0-2) went 3.1 innings before being pulled after allowing seven hits, six runs, and striking out six. He finished with an abysmal 16.20 ERA. Davies is 1-1 in two starts, pitching 10 innings and allowing nine hits, six runs, two homers, and striking out seven with an ERA of 4.50.

Starting Lineup:

Almonte is back in the lineup for Eric Hosmer in left field as he continues to get better from lingering gastrointestinal issues. Pham gets the nod at DH while the surging Cronenworth gets another start at first base. Mejia is tonight’s catcher of choice and Profar rounds out the lineup.

Let’s right this damn ship. Go Padres, baby!


  • RF Mookie Betts - Day-To-Day
  • SP Alex Wood - 10-Day IL
  • SP David Price - Out
  • 3B Edwin Rios - Day-To-Day


  • 1B Eric Hosmer - Day-To-Day
  • RHP Trey Wingenter - 60-Day IL
  • RHP Jose Castillo - 10-Day IL
  • SS Jorge Mateo - Covid-19

Game info

  • Teams: Padres vs. Diamondbacks
  • Location:
  • Time: 6:10pm PT
  • TV: FOX Sports San Diego
  • Radio: KWFN 97.3, XEMO 860
  • Weather: 72 degrees and mostly sunny