San Diego Padres (35-23, second in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (29-29, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Saturday, 9:15 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and San Diego will square off on Saturday. The Giants are 18-20 against NL West opponents.
Lot of faith that these guys are going to bounce back,” manager Gabe Kapler said. We’ve done that all year. It’s the furthest question from my mind that this would be a crushing blow that these guys can’t come back from and be excellent the next few days.
The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night - but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days with expectations of pitching Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego's first postseason berth in 14 years. ''Everybody is pretty optimistic right now,'' manager Jayce Tingler said.