Slumping Royals, Padres both aim for series win

san diego padres and visit Kansas City RoyalsThe two teams that clashed in May will meet in the rubber game of the three-match series on Wednesday afternoon

San Diego has lost six of its last seven games and eight of its last 10, spanning months 5-9 so far. Kansas City padres 5-4 on Tuesday, a result that improved Royal Family‘ can record up to 6-9

Kansas City is shooting for its fourth series win of the season in 14 tries.

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Manny Machado’s left arm was not fractured by a pitch that hit hard on Monday night. However, ligament soreness sidelined Machado on Tuesday and could put him on the sidelines again on Wednesday.

Seth Lugo, who until Tuesday had been one of San Diego’s most consistent starting pitchers, sustained a calf strain while covering the first at the end of Kansas City’s five-run second inning — an injury that will cost him at least one start. Will have to pay the price.

Then there was Tuesday’s game. The worst major league team with runners-up in scoring position (.195) went 0-for-5 in those situations. double-play grounders in the first two innings, and Royal Family Pitchers put runners on first in the seventh and eighth innings with San Diego trailing by one run.

“It’s just the way we’ve been playing,” padres said manager Bob Melvin. “We’re not in sync all the way. Baserunning you don’t expect cost you. … It cost us the game.

During this, Royal Family Manager Matt Quattro was looking forward to what could be a crucial game for his club on Wednesday

“It will be very encouraging for us to win the series here against this team,” said Quatraro. “We end a tough road trip with three games against the White Sox. A little bit of success (against padres) can give us a boost.

After leaving San Diego, Royal Family currently play six straight series against teams with a better than . 500 record

first order of business for Royal Family will pass padres Right-hander Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.16 ERA). Kansas City will compete with right-hander Carlos Hernandez (0-1, 4.50 ERA) set up as a bullpen game.

Hernandez, who was announced as Wednesday’s starter after Tuesday’s game, has worked 20 innings in 18 relief appearances this season. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound, 26-year-old Venezuelan had allowed one hit over two scoreless innings in his previous appearance. padreson August 27, 2022

Darvish will make his eighth start of the season. In his last four starts in the United States, Darvish allowed six runs (five earned) on 14 hits and nine walks with 30 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings for a 1.78 ERA. Not included in those totals was an April 30 start against the San Francisco Giants in Mexico City, where he allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings.

career starts at seven vs Royal FamilyDarvish is 4-1 with a 2.40 ERA.

– Field Level Media