The San Francisco Giants have now won 15 out of their last 20 games after last night's win over Seattle. Tonight they visit San Diego as a part of a 4-game weekend series and the Giants could gain some ground even if they take 3 out 4. Trevor Cahill will get the nod in the series opener this evening. Cahill has been bothered by hip discomfort each of his last 2 starts going a total of 8 2/3 innings pitched with a 3.29 ERA totaling 12 strikeouts. Cahill has yet to factor in a decision in all of his 5 starts this year and has pitched past the 5 inning mark just one time. He is 2-4 against the Padres in his career which includes 9 starts in 12 total appearances with 54 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA. The Giants are going for their 6th straight win tonight.
Chris Paddack will take the ball and try to continue the Padres 4 game winning streak and halt the Giants winning streak. Paddack is 3-4 in 9 starts for San Diego this season and has 48 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings with a 4.75 ERA. San Diego is 4-5 when the 24-year old takes the mound this season including a 3-3 month of August. Paddack has faced the Giants just once this season, he took a no-decision but the Padres dropped the game 7-6 back in late July. He threw 5 innings and allowed 2 runs off 6 hits with 6 strikeouts and walked nobody as the Padres blew a 6-2 lead. Mike Strahm coughed up a walk-off home run to Mike Yastrzemski, who homered twice in the game.
First pitch is at 6:10 pm