Jose De Leon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.84 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-60) and the San Diego Padres (56-79) at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 5-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 4 and can be seen on SNLA and FSSD.
This is the first time De Leon will pitch this season. Corey Seager (.314, 89 Rs, 23 HRs, 62 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run. Friedrich went 1.0 inning, surrendering zero runs and walking one in a 7-3 defeat to the Braves in his last outing. Wil Myers (.259, 83 Rs, 24 HRs, 76 RBIs, 25 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The Dodgers are 30-25 against their divisional rivals, while the Padres are 23-29 against their division.
The Dodgers are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 13 strikeouts. The Padres have a record of 3-17 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 13-60. The Dodgers have a 15-42 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 16th with 160 homers and San Diego is 17th with 153.
Ranking 21st, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 385 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 with 441.
The Dodgers are 58-30 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 46-41 when they hit at least one homer.