Welcome to a new series, Padres fans.
After two-straight sweeps, the Friars get to host the Mariners for a three-game stint in Petco Park. Everything looks good for tonight, but it should be noted ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported earlier today that the Mariners have had at least one positive COVID-19 test. I don’t think it will affect the series, but keep an eye out for a potential postponement-turned-double-header situation.
Your pitching matchup tonight is between Chris “The Sheriff” Paddack (1-3, 4.45 ERA) and Seattle’s Chris Flexin (4-1, 3.46 ERA).
After working so well just two days ago, Jayce Tingler is keeping Tatis at cleanup. With Manny Machado having the night off, your top three look like Trent Grisham, Jurickson Profar, and Jake Cronenworth. Profar will also be starting in right field for Wil Myers who remains on the IL due to COVID-19 protocols.
Enjoy the game! Go Padres!