Padres yearn to kick-start offense against Dodgers

padres ready to face the opponent los angeles dodgers for the second weekend in a row, and San Diego manager Bob Melvin is trying to set a decisive tone ahead of his team’s tour of the National League West leaders starting Friday.

Melvin was not only called on Thursday by plate umpire Brock Ballou. padresa 5–3 loss against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, but he later spoke about his team’s inability to meet early season expectations.

Melvin said, “I don’t think there’s enough persistence throughout the game.” “We show signs of it. We show quickness of it. We come out like we should, and then we don’t maintain it for the whole game. That’s the problem.”

Melvin knows that Rooster is talented. He’s tired of waiting for results to match potential.

“We have guys who can do better,” Melvin said. “We’re leaving, but it’s time to stop talking about it. It’s time to get out there and do it.”

padres Lost two out of three games for the tour dodgers Last weekend before the twins dropped two out of three this week. San Diego scored three or fewer runs in four of the last five games, losing all four. padres Went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position on Thursday and 3-for-22 (.136) in the Minnesota series

against dodgersThe padres Got past left-hander Clayton Kershaw in a 5–2 win in the series opener on May 5, but lost 2–1 on Saturday and 5–2 on Sunday in 10 innings.

San Diego left-hander Blake Snell (1-5, 4.89 ERA) will take the lead on Friday, as he allowed just two runs on one hit in six innings on Saturday. dodgers, only to end up with a loss. The only hit he got was a two-run homer by Chris Taylor in the fourth inning.

Snell is 1-2 against a lifetime 2.56 ERA. dodgers Regular-season starts at 10. He is 1–0 with a 2.35 ERA in three career starts since the season. los angeles

dodgers Right-hander Dustin May (4-1, 2.68 ERA) will square off against Snell for the second time in six days. Mays had three hits over six scoreless innings for the win in San Diego on Saturday, and he has won each of his last three starts.

May is 2-4 with a 3.44 ERA against padres in 11 regular-season games (eight starts). He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two playoff outings (one start) vs. San Diego

dodgers They enter the series on the back of a 4–2 road trip, winning the last two games in Milwaukee. Los Angeles has also registered 10 wins in its last 12 matches.

dodgers Led the National League in home runs by adding three more in an 8–1, series-ending victory over the Brewers on Wednesday. Freddie Freeman and Will Smith hit one shot each to give them six, and rookie Miguel Vargas added a fourth.

After struggling against left-handed batsmen all season, dodgers Got the best of Eric Lauer and Wade Miley on consecutive days in Milwaukee. now comes the date with snail

“I think you can pick any stats in the first month of the season, but over the course of 162 (games), things are going to work themselves out – especially with a talented group like we have in this clubhouse.” It is,” Freeman said. “So hopefully it’s a step in the right direction. We’ve got another one on Friday with Snell, so hopefully that trend continues.”

– Field Level Media

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