A four-game series with not only the top two teams in the NL West, but also in the NL at the moment, as the Dodgers welcome the Padres to Chavez Ravine for the set.
Despite all the talk about a playoff matchup, both sides aren’t healthy and games like today are a clear indicator that the pitching side of things isn’t equal either with NL Cy Young Award leader Mitch White facing off against Joc Pederson‘s son Joe Musgrove.
Of course Manny Machado is back just for this, lol.
Daniel Hudson is done for the year and the Dodgers are using his 40-man spot to claim Ian Gibaut from the Guardians. Why? Well, I looked at his stats and didn’t see anything interesting, but his velo is up two ticks this year.