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||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
|Tommy La Stella||Out|
|LaMonte Wade Jr.||Out|
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
|2||Austin Nola, C|
|5||Luke Voit, DH|
|6||Wil Myers, RF|
|7||Eric Hosmer, 1B|