Recently, the Dodgers vs. Padres rivalry has become a very hot topic, so the question is, are they both at the same level? The Dodgers have already made a fairly good case for being one of the best teams in the league right now (and over the last 5+ years). Have the Padres proven they can achieve or exceed the level of play the Dodgers have shown so far?
With the next Padres-Dodgers series ahead of us, let’s talk pitching. The Dodgers have an incredible pitching rotation, with Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer, and Julio Urías among others. The staff has allowed only 16 runs over their last five games, including in the series against the Padres less than a week ago.
Now, the Padres pitching rotation has allowed 28 runs over their past 6 games where they went 1-5 on a homestand. With so many injuries piling up, and the bullpen quickly becoming overworked, the San Diego club is limping into LA and in need of some serious help.
Additionally, we need to talk about scoring. Who will step up and be run producers for the Padres? We all know the Padres have Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, but they are not the only threats. The Padres have Trent Grisham, Eric…