Twins look to build on strong resume versus visiting Padres

Despite Tuesday night’s loss in the series opener, minnesota twins has a higher winning percentage than san diego padres Versus any other National League team since the inception of interleague play in 1997

Overall, the Twins are 16-8 against padresA .667 clip, and they’ll look to add another win on Wednesday night when the teams meet in Minneapolis in the second game of a three-game series.

but they are not padres of past seasons. these are big expenses padresThe padres Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Xander Bogarts, Jake Kronworth, Josh Hader, Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish and more

“Everyone knows what padres done to improve Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said recently. “They’re more talented and deeper than ever. That’s why the new schedule is good

“In years past, you might get an easy interleague schedule one year and a tough one the next. Now it’s balanced. The only difference is where you get them.”

Twins bring padres and the Chicago Cubs at home this week. Next up to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles

“faced padres And six times in the span of nine days is a tough part of the Dodgers schedule,” Baldelli said.

On Wednesday night, it will be a matchup of right-handers with Seth Lugo (3-2, 3.21 ERA). padres against Pablo Lopez (2-2, 3.77). Twins Will be looking to break their third three game losing streak of the season and last three weeks

Meanwhile, the padres Will look to build on some of the momentum built from Tuesday night’s 6-1 win. padres For one of the few occasions this season, he changed the top of his batting order

padres Manager Bob Melvin moved Cronkworth to second in the order behind Tatis, allowing padres To alternate right-left batsmen throughout the order. The only time they had back-to-back hitters on the same side was when No. 9 Austin Nola and No. 1 Tatis batted

Melvin said of their lineup, “We’re going to try to find the right mix until we get it right.” “We wanted to see what we could do with a little more balance. You’re always trying to find the best structure. We haven’t done as well as we’d hoped, so sometimes you gotta shake it up.” “

Tuesday’s Shakeup by Juan Soto Padres acquired him in a trade with the Washington Nationals last August

For Twins, Lopez would make his eighth start of the season. He averaged 18 runs on 37 hits and 10 walks with 54 strikeouts over 43 innings pitched over six innings in one start. He is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 12 2/3 innings over two career starts against . Padres

Lugo would make his seventh start of the season. in 12 career appearances (one start) against Twins While with the Mets, he is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts and four walks.

– Field Level Media