In tough weather on Friday night, the Dodgers suffered a tough 5-4 loss with Dustin May on the mound and a few clostly errors from the defense. The game was tight up until a walk-off single by Jake Cronenworth scored Juan Soto in the 10th inning.
But that’s behind us now as LA hopes to bounce back and get that magic number down to 4 with a win today. San Diego will host the Dodgers at Petco Park for game two of the series. This time with clearer skies and no chance of rain thankfully.
Julio Urias is set to take the mound. The 26-year-old is 15-7 this season which is currently the fourth-best record in the league. He has a 2.29 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and has already collected two wins against the Padres this season. Urias has allowed only 2 runs on four hits and dealt out 8 K’s in his 11 combined innings against San Diego.
The Padres will counter with southpaw, Blake Snell who has a 3.73 ERA and a 6-8 record this season. In his last outing against the Dodgers back on August 1st, the 29-year-old allowed 1 run on four hits and 1 error but also struck out 12 LA batters across 5 innings. That has been the only game Snell has pitched against the Dodgers this season. LA went on to win 5-1, their first win of the 12 game winning streak.
Today’s starting lineup notably has Betts, Taylor, and Thompson as the trio in the outfield leaving Bellinger out of the starting 9 for the 15th time this season.
Bellinger went 0-for-4 last night against the Padres and is hitting .197 this season. We’ll see what Roberts decides to do for the postseason but things aren’t looking good for Belli.
On the other hand, this will be Thompson’s 9th game against his former team who gave him up this spring for cash considerations. He posts a .238 ERA and has two homers against the Padres this season. Let’s see what magic Thompson can do tonight as the Revenge Tour continues.
Gavin Lux is missing from the lineup yet again but Doc said he’s not expecting the infielder to return until next week.
Gavin Lux might swing a bat tomorrow, Dave Roberts said, but is close to a week from game activity. Won’t go on the IL — Roberts said they don’t feel they need to add the extra position player (they view this current group as who they’re choosing from right now for postseason).
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 9, 2022
Gavin Lux (neck) is playing catch and doing fielding drills pregame today. He's supposed to swing a bat today too.
— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) September 10, 2022
A beloved fan favorite, Hanser Alberto, will take his spot at second base for now. This will be his 35th game in that position and 63rd game appearance this season.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 10, 2022
Today’s game will mark the 138th game of the season for the Dodgers. They are currently 94-43, on pace for 112 wins. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:40 pm PT.
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