In what was supposed to be a battle between two basement-dwelling teams vying for position for the No. 1 MLB Draft pick next June, the San Diego Padres certainly haven't gotten the memo. Instead, the Padres whose hitting prowess is typically non-existent to slight on the scale has come alive and the team has reasons to hope as they're getting solid results out of several young players. As for the Astros, they're hoping Lucas Harrell can help them stop the bleeding today.
The Padres have piled up 16 runs in the last two games after getting shutout in the first of four games at Petco. Edinson Volquez takes the mound for San Diego at home and he's 5-7 with a 3.69 ERA on the season. As for Harrell, he's 7-6 with a 4.43 ERA but he had a nice first start after the All-Star Break allowing only one earned run in five innings against the Giants last weekend.
Here's what you need to know to catch tonight's game.
HOUSTON ASTROS @ SAN DIEGO PADRES
Where: Petco Park, San Diego