San Diego Padres Preview
Trent Grisham bounced back from his first hitless game of the season Tuesday by going 2-for-4 and clubbing a three-run homer Wednesday in the Padres’ come-from-ahead, 7-6 defeat to the Giants. Acquired from Milwaukee in the offseason, Grisham is hitting .286 through six games and has also drawn four walks.
Eric Hosmer missed his third game out of six on Wednesday with the same stomach ailment that sidelined him Saturday and Monday. When he’s been able to play, Hosmer is 5-for-10 with seven RBIs. Right-hander Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will start the series finale at San Francisco on Wednesday, looking to build on his Saturday win over Arizona.
He limited the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits and walk in five-plus innings while striking out eight.
San Francisco Giants Preview
Mike Yastrzemski will look to build on his second career multi-homer game, as his second long ball Wednesday night was the game-winner in the ninth for a 7-6 win over the Padres. The blast boosted San Francisco back to the .500 mark through six games. After a breakout 2019, Yastrzemski is off to a 9-for-22 (.409) start with five runs.
On the other hand, the news hasn’t been quite as good for two team mainstays. Hunter Pence is 0-for-17, including an 0-for-4 on Wednesday, while Pablo Sandoval went hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, dropping his average to .133 (2-for-15). Kevin Gausman (0-0, 4.50 ERA) will make his first start of the year Thursday after allowing three runs (two earned) in four innings Friday at Dodger Stadium.