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Series preview: Giants vs. Padres

An NL West bloodbath this week.

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

San Francisco Giants (97-53) vs. San Diego Padres (76-73), September 21-23, 2021

Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA

TV: Bally Sports San Diego


Giants SB Nation Site: McCovey Chronicles

As the Padres try to climb back into the playoff picture, the Giants are in town looking to push them back even further.

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

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PST

Kevin Gausman (14-6, 2.78 ERA) vs. TBD

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. PST


Thursday, 1:10 p.m. PST


Projected Lineups


  1. LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) RF
  2. Darin Ruf (R) LF
  3. Kris Bryant (R) CF
  4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
  5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
  6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
  7. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
  8. Curt Casali (R) C
  9. Starting Pitcher


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

After dropping three games to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Padres cannot afford to slip up any more.

Now, three games with the Giants who have the Los Angeles Dodgers hot on their tails should challenge the Padres tenfold.

It’s very likely the Padres sunk their season after being swept this weekend and facing a four-game deficit in the NL Wild Card race, but the team needs to finish the season strong to push some momentum into 2022.