San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants: Injury Reports, Predicted Lineups – April 13th, 2022

The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants will square off in a divisional matchup at Oracle Park. The two are expected to be playoff contenders this season, and these head-to-head matchups are critically important, even this early in the season.

Last year, the San Francisco Giants won 106 games but lost in the National League Division Series to their rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres struggled toward the end of the season after being locked in the playoff picture for much of the year. Both teams are looking to build off of last season. Let’s preview the matchup for tomorrow’s contest and check out the injury updates.

San Diego Padres Injury Report

Fernando Tatis Jr during last year & # 039; s Padres v Giants game
Player Name Status Reason
Blake Snell Out
Luis Garcia Out
Mike Clevinger Out
Fernando Tatis Jr Out
Drew Pomeranz Out
Adrian Morejon Out
Michael Baez Out

Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to be back around June and will immediately give the Padres a huge boost for a playoff push in the second half. Mike Clevinger, Drew Pomeranz, Blake Snell, and Luis Garcia are all expected to be back at some point in the season and will greatly improve the depth depth.

San Francisco Giants Injury Report

Lamonte Wade Jr.  bats during last year & # 039; s NL Division Series - Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four
Player Name Status Reason
Evan Longoria Out

Right Index Finger Surgery

Tommy La Stella Out
LaMonte Wade Jr. Out
Matthew Boyd Out

Left Flexor Tendon Surgery

Evan Longoria, LaMonte Wade Jr., and Tommy La Stella were huge pieces in the Giants’ 106-win season last year. If the Giants want to appear in the postseason this year, they will need all of these players back and healthy.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Predicted Lineups

Darin Ruff congradulated teammate Brandon Belt after his eighth inning home run.  Miami Marlins v Giants
2 Austin Nola, C
5 Luke Voit, DH
6 Wil Myers, RF
7 Eric Hosmer, 1B

First baseman Eric Hosmer got a red-hot start, batting .533 with eight hits, including three doubles.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants predicted lineup for tomorrow’s game can be seen below.

3 Darin Ruff, DH
7 Joey Bart, C

Veteran and World Series champion Brandon Belt is off to a blistering start, batting .417 with a home run in 14 plate appearances.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Pitching Rotations

Carlos Rodon, who signed with the team this offseaon, pitches during a Miami Marlins v Giants game
1 Yu Darvish
2 Joe Musgrove
3 Sean Manaea
4 Nick Martinez
5 Nabil Crismatt

Mike Clevinger and Blake Snell are projected to return sometime in the next month and will make the Padres rotation among the deepest in all of baseball.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants current rotation can be seen below. The team added Carlos Rodon after losing All-Star Kevin Gausman in free agency.

1 Logan Webb
2 Carlos Rodon
4 Alex Cobb
5 Alex Wood

The Giants rotation looks on paper as one of the deepest in baseball. The team is expected to get another starter back from injury. Matt Boyd, who signed this offseason, will likely be used as a spot starter or long reliever.

Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt


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