Joe Musgrove to pitch game 3 for San Diego Padres

Joe Musgrove, a 2011 graduate of Grossmont High School in El Cajon says he feels “really prepared.”

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres gets a 2nd and ultimate likelihood to advance to a National League Division Series Sunday once they face the New York Mets within the decisive 3rd game in their wild-card collection in New York.

Joe Musgrove will pitch for the Padres, going through fellow right-hander Chris Bassitt.

“I’m really excited,” stated Musgrove, who might be pitching within the postseason for the primary time since 2017 when he made seven aid appearances for the Houston Astros, together with being the profitable pitcher in a 13-12, 10- inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series.


Musgrove stated he realized so much from his catcher with the Astros, Brian McCann.

“Some of the things that he told me and talked to me about during that postseason, I wasn’t able to grasp or understand until a few years later in Pittsburgh, and I started realizing some of these things that he was telling me about finding your identity as a pitcher and really understanding yourself and how much more the game opens up and how much freer you feel when you know what kind of pitcher you are and what you like to do,” Musgrove stated.

“I’ve really held onto that, that one tip he gave me, and it’s really helped my career take off. So keeping those things in the back of my mind and having that long layoff and being able to get back in there now and putting some of those things to use and see what I can do.”

Musgrove stated he feels “really prepared.”

“Done a lot of homework over the past week and a half on these guys, so I know what I want to do,” stated Musgrove, a 2011 graduate of Grossmont High School in El Cajon. “It just ultimately comes down to execution.”

Musgrove confronted the Mets as soon as all over the 2022 steady season, permitting 4 runs, all within the 6th inning, and 5 hits in 5 1/3 innings and was once the shedding pitcher in an 8-5 loss July 24 at Citi Field.

He was once 10-7 with a 2.93 ERA all over the steady season and was once decided on for the All-Star Game for the primary time. He pitched six shutout innings in his most up-to-date get started, permitting two hits and putting out seven in a 7-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

“Joe’s thrown well for us all year,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “I think this team takes a lot of confidence with Joe.”

Bassitt was once 15-9 within the regular-season with a 3.42 ERA, atmosphere a occupation excessive for victories in his first season within the National League after 8 seasons within the American League, all however the first with the Oakland Athletics.

He was once 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in opposition to the Padres all over the steady season. He allowed seven runs (six earned) and 7 hits in 3 1/3 innings in a 13-2 loss at Petco Park on June 8, and two runs and on 4 hits in a 2-1 loss at Citi Field, putting out a season-high 11.

Bassitt allowed 4 runs on 3 hits in 2 2/3 innings in his most up-to-date get started final Sunday, a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He was once charged with the loss.

Bassitt made two begins within the 2020 postseason for Oakland with a 1-0 file and 3.27 ERA.

The Padres have been 19-11 in Musgrove’s 30 regular-season begins. New York was once 20-10 in Bassitt’s 30 regular-season begins.

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The game is ready to start at 4:07 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and might be televised by means of ESPN.

The winner will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League Division Series starting Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

The Mets defeated the Padres, 7-3, Saturday evening at Citi Field to even the best-of-three collection at one game apiece. New York blended two singles, two walks, Jeff McNeil’s two-run double and pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach’s sacrifice fly for 4 runs within the 7th inning to build up its lead to 7-2.

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Francisco Lindor homered within the first and Pete Alonso within the 5th for the Mets. Brandon Nimmo singled in Eduardo Escobar, who walked main off New York’s part of the fourth.

Trent Grisham scored all 3 Padres runs, homering within the 3rd, scoring from 2nd on Jurickson Profar’s unmarried within the 5th after strolling to lead off the inning and being pressured house when Manny Machado walked with the bases loaded within the 9th.

Grisham reached first when he was once hit by means of a pitch on a full-count slider by means of Adam Ottavino, the 3rd of 4 Mets’ pitchers.

Padres starter Blake Snell allowed two runs and 4 hits in 3 1/3 innings, putting out 5 and strolling six.

Nick Martinez, the second one of 5 Padres’ pitchers, was once charged with the loss for permitting Alonso’s homer that gave New York the lead for just right.

Mets starter Jacob deGrom restricted the Padres to two runs and 5 hits over the primary six innings for the victory, putting out 8 and strolling two in entrance of a crowd introduced at 42,156.

“He had a good fastball early on but I think what made him effective later on was he changed what he was doing, started leaning on his slider a lot more and kept us off balance that way,” Melvin stated.

All-star nearer Edwin Diaz entered the game within the 7th with New York main 3-2. Diaz pitched 1 2/3 innings, permitting a one-out unmarried by means of Austin Nola within the 7th and strolling Josh Bell with one out within the 8th.

Seth Lugo precipitated Josh Bell, the one batter he confronted, to flooring out with the bases loaded for the save.

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