Once again, Padres hope they’re on verge of big run

Is this the threshold of success that san diego padres looking since april

After losing three in a row in Philadelphia over the weekend, San Diego has won three in a row in Toronto blue Jays The team that had won four games in a row and had won eight of the last nine games entering the series

Now Padres Go for the sweep on Thursday afternoon and send out one of baseball’s hottest pitchers. San Diego’s Blake Snell will square off against Chris Bassitt, who Padres He was dominant last season when he was a member of the New York Mets.

Or instead it could be another deadlock like those Padres keep running in after all, Padres Will equal his longest winning streak of the season with a win on Thursday. that mark is three

“We’ve been here before,” Padres Manager Bob Melvin recently spoke about his team’s uneven play. “We start running and our game is bad. And we need to run to get back in the playoff picture.

Meanwhile, Toronto manager John Schneider is more concerned about his team’s total of one run in the first two games of the series.

“We’re getting people on base,” said Schneider later. blue Jays Wednesday lost 2-0. “Hitting with runners in scoring position is par for the course. We’re getting people on base. You’re hoping to do a little damage in those situations and move down the line. It’s just a matter of seizing opportunities.”

blue Jays Went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday after going 1-8 in those situations during Tuesday’s 9-1 loss. He failed to score after getting the first two batters on base twice in one inning on Wednesday.

And now they face Snell, a left-hander who hasn’t slowed down much since being named National League Pitcher of the Month for June. He enters Thursday’s series finale with an active and career-best streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings.

Snell (6-7, 2.71 ERA) has a 5-1 record in his last 10 starts. During that run, he has produced a 0.62 ERA, 0.966 WHIP, 3.64-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and an average of 14.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Prior to his streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings, he had 16 and 18 scoreless innings in his 10 games, as his ERA dropped from 5.40 to 2.71.

Melvin said, “Blake is as good as any player in the game at the moment.”

Bassett is 9-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 20 starts this season. However, the right-hander has had little luck against Padres Three will start 2022 with the Mets

His score was 0-2 against Padres In the regular season – giving up nine runs on 12 hits and two walks with 17 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings. That’s a 7.84 ERA, 1.355 WHIP and .273 opponents’ batting average.

Bassitt then started the decisive third game for the Mets.Padres The wild-card series and a loss to New York followed. He allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts over four innings during San Diego’s 6–0 victory.

–Field Level Media

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