Both teams are trying to recover from disappointing campaigns as the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the San Diego Padres. The Pirates are currently in the last spot in the NL Central with an overall record of 43-55 and three victories over their previous ten matches. The Padres are currently in the 4th spot in the NL West with a 48-52 record.
The Pirates have brought back starting pitcher Quinn Priester from his disappointing performance against Cleveland Indians last week; on the Padres side, starting pitcher Yu Darvish hopes to give their squad an added edge.
The San Diego Padres may be struggling, but that doesn’t mean they can’t turn things around. Their roster boasts talented young players eager to prove themselves. The Los Angeles Angels beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 away from home on Sunday. In that three-game set, they suffered two losses. They occupy the last spot in the NL Central after going 2-6 after the All-Star break.
In the opening contest of this series on Monday evening, the Padres will rely on seasoned ace Yu Darvish. The previous Wednesday, Darvish defeated Toronto 2-0 by pitching 6 scoreless innings while surrendering just 4 hits and 3 walks. In his valiant effort, he struck out 7. He is currently holding a 7-6 record, with a 4.36 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 105 strikeouts.
For the initial time after the All-Star break, the Padres are playing at home. On their recent trip away from home, they went 4-6. Despite losing the match against the Detroit Tigers 3-1, they won 2 of their 3 contests. They are currently ten matches below the Los Angeles Dodgers in fourth place in the NL West.
In the first game of this match-up, Rich Hill is scheduled to start for the Pirates. On Wednesday last week, he pitched versus Cleveland for 5.2 innings, surrendering 4 runs on 8 hits along with a walk while striking out a single batter. This did not factor in the decision. He has a 0-1 record, an ERA of 11.81, a WHIP of 1.69 and 2 strikeouts.
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Game Information
- Date: 07/24/2023
- Time: 09:40 PM ET
- Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California.
- How to Watch: Pirates vs Padres MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV