The Padres (21-17) are back home to face the Cardinals (23-15) for the first time since the Friars topped them in last year’s NLWCS. A tough series is already made more difficult as San Diego will once again be without starters Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers, Jurickson Profar, and Eric Hosmer due to COVID-19 protocols.
Tonight’s pitching matchup will pit Joe Musgrove (2-4, 3.00) against Johan Oviedo (0-1, 4.61 ERA).
Trent Grisham will begin this series in the leadoff spot with Manny Machado batting second and Jake Cronenworth hitting third. Bryan O’Grady is starting in right field for Myers and batting fifth. Tucupita Marcano is also filling in for Cron at second and Ha-Seong Kim is once again at shortstop for Tatis.
Enjoy the game! Go Padres!