It’s a battle of the top two teams in the National League West as they finish up a series on the diamond in southern California looking to pick up a victory. The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the road as they close out a three-game set with the San Diego Padres Thursday night.
In the opening game of the series Tuesday night, it was the Padres picking up a 4-3 victory in 10 innings to try and help their playoff hopes. Will the Dodgers earn the victory in the finale of this series or can the Padres earn another victory to take another step toward a postseason berth?
Los Angeles is just cruising toward the playoffs as they have locked down the top record in the National League, giving them home-field advantage for the entirety of the NL playoffs as long as they are in it.
San Diego won their third straight and their eighth in the last 10 games as they took the opening game of this series against the Dodgers Tuesday night. The Padres entered Wednesday second in the NL West, 21 games behind the Dodgers for the top spot.
They held the second wild card spot in the National League and had a magic number of four to clinch a playoff spot. In the opener game, San Diego finished with six hits with no player having more than one in the contest.
Sean Manaea is expected to get the call for his 29th appearance and 28th start of the season for the Padres in this game. He comes in 7-9 with a 5.23 ERA, a 1.358 WHIP, 49 walks and 147 strikeouts over 148 innings of work on the year. Manaea didn’t factor in the decision in his last outing, which came against the Rockies on the road Friday.
Meanwhile, The Dodgers are going to reply back with Andrew Heaney, who logs his 15th appearance of the season in this contest. He comes in 3-3 with a 3.06 ERA, a 1.082 WHIP, 18 walks and 97 strikeouts over 64.2 innings
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Game Information
- Date: 09/29/2022
- Time: 09:40 PM ET
- Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
- How to Watch: Dodgers vs Padres SportsNet LA
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
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