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Expect electric atmosphere when Padres host Dodgers


Before the first open Friday DodgersPadres of the season, Los Angeles coach Dave Roberts noticed the atmosphere at Petco Park in San Diego

“Their fans love it whenever we’re here,” he said.

And Padres manager Bob Melvin agreed

“Everybody in our club knows what the crowd is like,” Melvin said during his pre-match press conference. “We absolutely love the atmosphere. It’s going to be very loud.”

Expect the same on Saturday night when the two National League West rivals meet again.

“These games are fun,” said Fernando Tatis Jr. of San Diego said after hitting two runs home for the second time against Clayton Kershaw on Friday night to refuel the race. Padres‘ Win 5-2 in the opening match. “These are Padres against Dodgers. And Padres fans love it.

The Dodgers may still consider the San Francisco Giants as their biggest rival. Apparently, residents of San Diego see Dodgers as Public Enemy #1. And they let Dodgers know it’s almost high

Roberts said of the atmosphere at Petco Park: “This is how it has to be.

The Padres — and San Diego’s — don’t like everything Dodgers started a long time ago Padres crushed Los Angeles in the National League Division Series last year. It has been under construction for many years. “Beat LA” became the mantra of Padres fan

However, it is difficult for Padres to make their “rival” case while Dodgers Champion of the 14-5 season in 2022

“We won tonight,” said Tatis. “Time to continue it.”

The mid game of the series on Saturday will have right-hander Dustin May (3-1, 3.15 ERA) pitch for the ball. Dodgers against Padres left hand Blake Snell (1-4, 5.28)

After drawing 45,116 spectators on Friday night — the 11th sold-out of the season — Padres is aiming for two more ticketing matches and possibly the biggest three games total in Petco Park history. The current score of 133,856 is set against Dodgers on April 22-24, 2022

May will begin the seventh season on Saturday night. He dropped 12 runs with 20 hits and 14 walks with 23 strikes in 34 1/3 rounds. The Dodgers is 3-3 in early May

May has a 1-4 record in his previous career Padres, with an ERA of 3.88 in 10 occurrences (seven starts). He has 43 strikes versus 14 walks in 46 rounds of 1/3

Snell has a post-season history with Dodgers. Last October, he announced Padres‘ wins penultimate in NLDS, holds position Dodgers to one run with five hits and two walks with six hits in 5 1/3 rounds. And for the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series, he held the championship Dodgers up to three runs with four hits and four walks with 18 hits in 10 sets, spread over two sets, for a 2.70 ERA

Snell got his first win of the season in his most recent game, Monday, against the Cincinnati Reds. But in his last three games, Snell dropped seven runs with 15 hits and eight walks with 17 strikes in 16 rounds to reach a 3.94 ERA.

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