MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Seattle2 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 8120
San Diego0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 272
  W: C. Flexen (5-8)   L: S. Manaea (3-4)
3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT, July 4, 2022
Petco Park, San Diego, California  Attendance: 37,913

Seattle, San Diego look to maintain momentum in short series

According to STATS
According to STATS

Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres

  1. These two teams have not played since the Padres won all three games at home last season. San Diego has won 13 of their last 17 over Seattle.
  2. The Mariners have won two straight and have won 10 of their last 13 games. Seattle is three games under .500 but have a +2 run differential compared to last season finishing 18 games over .500, but with a run differential of -51.
  3. Julio Rodriguez has a seven-game hit streak and is batting .340 (16-for-47) with six home runs, 11 runs batted in and 15 runs scored over his last 13 games. His leads all rookies with 14 home runs, 41 runs batted in and 45 runs scored this season.
  4. The Padres avoided a four-game sweep by defeating the Dodgers on the road yesterday, and have lost 10 of their last 16 overall. They are 1-1 in interleague play this season (both against the Guardians) and are 39-23 against American League teams since 2019.
  5. Ha-Seong Kim is hitting .316 (6-for-19) over his last six games and hit a home run yesterday for his first long ball since May 13 at Atlanta. Four of his five home runs this season have been on the road.
  6. Sean Manaea was 2-3 after his first six starts this season but has just one decision (a win on June 8) over his last eight starts. He has eight career wins against the Mariners, which is his most against any opponent.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/4/2022 thru 7/5/2022

The San Diego Padres host the Seattle Mariners on Monday to open a two-game series between teams trying to continue their push to head into the All-Star break in contention.

The Padres return home after scoring four runs in the top of the ninth Sunday to rally from a 1-0 deficit to pull out a 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers to salvage the last game of the four-game set after dropping the first three to the National League West Division leaders.

"That was a big win," said Padres manager Bob Melvin, whose team finished the first half with a 47-34 record. "After losing the first three games in the series and trailing 1-0 into the ninth, we got a much-needed boost.

The Mariners' 2-1 win over visiting Oakland was their fifth win in their past six games and 10th victory in their past 13 games. Seattle has won its past four series after taking three of four games against the A's.

"Pitching was the name today as it's been all season," said Mariners manager Scott Servais after his team reached the midpoint with a 39-42 mark after being 29-39 on June 19.

Right-hander Chris Flexen (4-8, 4.32 ERA) will start for Seattle. He's coming off allowing three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in six innings during a 9-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

However, Flexen is 0-2 with a 21.21 ERA, having allowed 12 runs (11 earned) to go along with three strikeouts and five walks in 4 2/3 innings spanning two appearances in his career against the Padres.

San Diego is countering with left-hander Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.92 ERA). He's 8-6 with a 3.46 ERA with 79 strikeouts and 27 walks in 15 appearances (all starts) spanning 93 2/3 innings all-time against the Mariners.

The Padres are 3-2 in Manaea's last five starts, in which he has a 3.72 ERA and has given up three or fewer runs in four of those games.

For the Padres, these games against the Mariners are their only two outside the National League West during a 19-game stretch leading up to the All-Star break. The Padres are 2-4 thus far in road series against the Diamondbacks and Dodgers. Up next after the Mariners is a four-game set against the Giants in San Diego.

The Padres swept a three-game series against the Mariners in San Diego last year.

But the Mariners didn't have center fielder Julio Rodriguez.

Days after being named the American League Rookie of the Month for a second straight month, Rodriguez homered on the first pitch of the game Sunday before driving in what turned out to be the decisive run with a double in the sixth inning.

"We mention his name almost every day," Servais said of Rodriguez. "Keep an eye on him. He's a lot of fun to watch and he's carrying us."

Meanwhile, Manny Machado is back at third for the Padres two weeks after gruesomely turning his ankle in Colorado.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 4, 2022

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