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Series preview: Padres vs. Giants

The Friars face MLB’s best squad.

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

San Diego Padres (74-68) vs. San Francisco Giants (93-50), September 13-16, 2021

Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA

TV: Bally Sports San Diego


Giants SB Nation Site: McCovey Chronicles

The Padres are in for the challenge this week as the NL West leading Giants are on deck with a four-game set.

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

Projected Starters

Monday, 6:45 p.m. PST

Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.95 ERA) vs. Dominic Leone (3-3, 1.48 ERA)

Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. PST

Jake Arrieta (5-12, 7.04 ERA) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (11-6, 3.33 ERA)

Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. PST

Joe Musgrove (10-9, 2.93 ERA) vs. TBD

Thursday, 12:45 p.m. PST

Chris Paddack (7-7, 5.07 ERA) vs. Kevin Gausman (14-5, 2.65 ERA)

Projected Lineups


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


  1. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
  2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
  3. Buster Posey (R) C
  4. LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) RF
  5. Kris Bryant (R) LF
  6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
  7. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
  8. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF
  9. Starting Pitcher

Despite going winless this weekend against the Dodgers, the Padres still grasp the NL’s second Wild Card spot. However, while the Cincinnati Reds face the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates this week, the Padres travel to San Francisco to face MLB’s best team, the San Francisco Giants.

This is the week the Padres need to have it click or they may lose their chance. Opportunity is knocking for other teams to take their playoff spot, and the Padres need to shut the door back in their faces.