Dodgers prepare luxury rotation to face Padres at Petco Park

A luxury series is coming for lovers of good baseball. It does not matter that the San Diego Padres are in low hours. When they face the Los Angeles Dodgers starting next Tuesday they will surely forget the penalties and will try to throw the party.

The Dodgers, on the other hand, are preparing a surprise that will arrive in Denver wrapped in the most authentic wrapping paper. His starting rotation will be dressed in fancy clothes and pitchers will be added at three different times in his career.

On Tuesday Julio Urías will be activated from the disabled list. The culichi will go for his 25th start of the 2021 MLB season and will try to add his 14th victory. It will also be the tenth opportunity against the San Diego Padres and the fifth start against the team that lives at Coors Field.

The team of Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado is hitting the Mexican southpaw to .215 and has only received nine walks. Instead, 30 Padres players have gone to the bench after taking strike three in 25.2 innings.

Right-hander Walker Buehler will make an appearance Wednesday. The strong 2021 Cy Young Award nominee has already made 25 starts and boasts a 0.93 Whip and a 2.11 ERA per nine-inning full game as a trophy.

Against the Padres in his career he has made seven starts with four wins without the shadow of a setback. His ERA against San Diego is 1.76 with 58 strikeouts and nine walks in 46.0 innings pitched and he has received an offense averaging an anemic .176.

To close the series, and in conjunction with the planned addition of Mookie Betts, the Padres have won the Jackpot. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer will come throwing the streamers from the box.

For Mad Max it will be the 24th start of the season, in which he is 11-4 with a 2.65 ERA and a 0.907 Whip in 132.1 innings of work. Scherzer has struck out 178 batters and given away 32 walks all season.

Against the San Diego Padres he will be making his fourteenth appearance and looking for his fifth victory to avoid the third setback. In the previous 13 games, the Padres are hitting .187 and have struck out 119 in just 326 plate appearances. Of the 247 outs that the San Diego team has taken out, 48.17% have been by the painful way of the three strikes. Almost half!

The Dodgers will go to cut the gap with the San Francisco Giants and take advantage of any slip that they may have in their confrontation with the New York Mets, while the Padres play their permanence in the fight for the second wild card ticket.

Don’t miss a second of the series. The most exciting will always be here.