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Series preview: Padres vs. Angels

The Padres need some wins this weekend.

Los Angeles Angels v San Diego Padres Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

San Diego Padres (67-56) vs. Los Angeles Angels (63-66), August 27-28, 2021

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

TV: Bally Sports San Diego


Angels SB Nation Site: Halos Heaven

After falling to the Dodgers in a sweep, the Padres hope for a little more luck against a different Los Angeles team in the Angels.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this weekend:

Projected Starters

Friday, 6:38 p.m. PST

Joe Musgrove (8-8, 3.04 ERA) vs. TBD

Saturday, 6:07 p.m. PST

TBD vs. Jose Suarez (5-7, 4.06 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Trent Grisham (CF)
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr. (RF)
  3. Manny Machado (3B)
  4. Jake Cronenworth (SS)
  5. Tommy Pham (DH)
  6. Austin Nola (C)
  7. Eric Hosmer (1B)
  8. Wil Myers (LF)
  9. Adam Frazier (2B)


  1. Shohei Ohtani (DH)
  2. David Fletcher (2B)
  3. Phil Gosselin (3B)
  4. Jared Walsh (1B)
  5. Max Stassi (C)
  6. Jose Iglesias (SS)
  7. Brandon Marsh (CF)
  8. Jo Adell (LF)
  9. Juan Lagares (RF)

The Padres need a series to get them out of the slump it has been in, and there might not be a more perfect candidate than the Angels.

The Angels just lost a series against the Baltimore Orioles, who snapped a 19-game losing streak against them.

The team also has the extremely rare Sunday off day, which makes this just a two-game set. If the Padres can steal a pair of wins in Anaheim this weekend, it could put them back on track and then the team can go back to the ballpark Monday ready for a three-game set with Arizona.

Each day that passes by is one day closer to the playoffs, which the Padres are currently two games out of. This makes every game from now until the end of the season that much more important.