Padres vs. Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 8

The San Diego Padres (33-34) will look to Fernando Tatis Jr., on a 13-game hitting streak, against the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-34) at 8:40 PM ET on Saturday, at PETCO Park.

The Padres will give the nod to Matt Waldron (3-5) against the Diamondbacks and Ryne Nelson (3-4).

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Padres vs. Diamondbacks Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SDPA
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Venue: PETCO Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Waldron – SD (3-5, 3.98 ERA) vs Nelson – ARI (3-4, 5.44 ERA)

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Matt Waldron

  • The Padres will hand the ball to Waldron (3-5) for his 13th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 3.98 ERA this season with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.7 walks per nine across 12 games.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Waldron has five starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • In 12 appearances this season, he has finished two without allowing an earned run.

Matt Waldron vs. Diamondbacks

  • The Diamondbacks have scored 296 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB. They have 532 hits, 10th in baseball, with 62 home runs (21st in the league).
  • The right-hander has faced the Diamondbacks one time this season, allowing them to go 8-for-16 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI in three innings.

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ryne Nelson

  • Nelson gets the start for the Diamondbacks, his 10th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 5.44 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday, the righty went 7 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants, giving up two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.44, with 6 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opponents are hitting .322 against him.
  • Nelson has two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Nelson will aim to last five or more innings for his fourth straight appearance. He’s averaging 4.8 innings per outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his 10 outings this season.

Ryne Nelson vs. Padres

  • The opposing Padres offense has a collective .261 batting average, and is first in the league with 592 total hits and ninth in MLB action with 294 runs scored. They have the 11th-ranked slugging percentage (.394) and are 19th in all of MLB with 63 home runs.
  • Nelson has pitched five innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out three against the Padres this season.

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