The second and third-place teams in the National League West begin a four-game series on Thursday, with the Giants taking on the Padres at Petco Park.
Every team in the National League is looking up at the Dodgers, but that’s especially true for teams in the National League West. On Thursday, the two teams directly behind them – the Giants and Padres – begin a four-game series in San Diego.
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At 47-36, the Padres are currently six games back of the Dodgers in the division. They now hold the second Wild Card spot, two games behind the Braves and three and a half up on the Phillies and Cardinals, who are tied for the final spot.
The Giants aren’t far behind at 41-39. They sit a game out of a Wild Card spot, with this weekend providing a solid opportunity to regain some ground.
This will be the third series between the Giants and Padres this year. In the first meetings in mid-April in San Francisco, the Giants took two of three games, holding the Padres to just five total runs.
When they met again in mid-May, the Padres’ pitching staff dominated, earning wins of 2-1 and 10-1 on their way to a three-game sweep. The only high-scoring game in that series was an 8-7 10-inning win in the series opener.
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