The San Francisco Giants will pick their series back up after the All-Star game with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Saturday night. The matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres is scheduled to start on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 8:40 p.m. ET at PETCO Park. The ballgame will be broadcast on the MLB Network.
The San Diego Padres went into the All-Star break 13 games under .500. The Padres are now five games under .500 at home and enter this series with a 4-3 record at home. The Friars should be sending pitcher Luis Perdomo to the mound to battle against the Giants. His last 3 outings have been quality, since getting bombed in two of his first three starts. The righty has pitched through the sixth inning in each of his last 3 starts. However, Perdomo is still giving up way lots of hits. In 3 recent games against the Dodgers in LA, he has allowed 7, 9, and 9 hits.
The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break with the National League’s best record. The Giants won four straight and have a 8-2 record going into the break. The Giants now have a 6.5 game lead over the second place Dodgers. The Giants will be sending pitcher Johnny Cueto to start against the Padres in this one. The right-hander leads the Giants’ staff in wins with 13 and has a 2.47 ERA. When he starts on the road the SF Giants are 8-0 with a 2.51 ERA. The last time he pitched at Petco, he thew a four hitter against the Padres. Best Sports Site Blog has noticed that Johnny Cueto dominated the three times he ran up against the Padres this season. We have to give the edge to the Giants in this one even though the Friars are very competitive and will make Cueto earn it once again.