The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres are set to face off in the final game of their two-game series in San Diego. The Mariners are looking to sweep the series, while the Padres are hoping to break their streak of inconsistent performances. The Padres have only won two straight games twice in the past 28 games, with their longest winning streak of the season being just three games. The team has been plagued by a lack of consistent performance, with their offense struggling in their losses. Padres manager Bob Melvin has expressed his frustration with the team's inconsistent performance, while Seattle manager Scott Servais was pleased with how his team bounced back after a losing streak. The game promises to be a crucial one for both teams as they try to gain momentum heading into the rest of the season.
On Tuesday night, the Seattle Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1, ending their three-game losing streak. Right-hander Logan Gilbert gave up only one run on three hits in seven innings, while Teoscar Hernandez and Julio Rodriguez both hit homers. Hernandez's solo homer in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie, and Rodriguez hit a homer in the eighth. Former Padre Ty France also contributed with a double and a single. Padres starter Joe Musgrove gave up his only run on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts but was forced out after five innings due to 102 pitches. The Mariners' win puts them at 55-48, while the Padres fall to 59-44.
In other news, the Seattle Mariners have reinstated Andrés Muñoz from the injured list after being sidelined since April 9 with a right shoulder strain. Muñoz, who led AL relievers with 96 strikeouts last year, could add a much-needed boost to the Mariners bullpen, which has struggled of late. The team has allowed 10 or more runs in four of its last six games. Paul Sewald has been handling closing duties in Muñoz's absence and has gone 11-for-11 in save opportunities. Muñoz recently completed a three-game rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Tacoma, where he threw three scoreless innings and struck out three. The Mariners had the sixth-best bullpen ERA in baseball last year but have slipped to ninth this season due to injuries to Muñoz and Penn Murfee.
As the Mariners look to sweep the Padres, the return of Muñoz to the bullpen could not come at a better time. The Padres have struggled with inconsistency, while the Mariners are hoping to gain momentum heading into the rest of the season. The game promises to be an exciting one as both teams fight for the win.