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Padres' Quantrill set to oppose hometown team, Jays
San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays
- The Padres (2-0) are the only team with an undefeated record in interleague play this season. The Blue Jays are 1-3 against the NL, but went 13-7 against the NL in 2018, tied for third in MLB.
- The Blue Jays lost three of four to the Red Sox in their last series, and are one of four teams (Cardinals, Orioles, Royals) without any series wins during the month of May (Jays are 0-4-2). Their 1-6-1 series record at home this season is tied with the Orioles for worst in MLB.
- The Padres' 26-24 record is their best 50-game start to a season since 2010 (30-20). In every season between 2010 and 2019, the Padres had a losing record through 50 games.
- Kirby Yates saved all three games for the Padres in their sweep over the Diamondbacks, and he has an MLB-high 20 saves already in 2019 (no other pitcher with more than 15). He is striking out 16.5 hitters per nine innings this season, third in MLB (minimum 20 IP).
- Brandon Drury has had three straight multi-hit games, collecting four doubles in that span. The Jays won each of Drury's first six multi-hit games this season but have lost each of the last two. His .257 OBP this season is third worst among 171 MLB qualifiers.
- Franmil Reyes is the only Padre to play in all 50 team games this season, and he leads the team with 15 home runs. He is the fourth Padres player all-time with at least 15 homers through 50 team games, and he's the first to do it since Adrian Gonzalez in 2009.
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- Judge, Didi HRs lift Yanks in testy game
- Chapman has 5 RBIs as A's push run to 5
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Cal Quantrill will be pitching for the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday, but it will be like coming home for him when he faces the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 24-year-old right-hander is the son of Paul Quantrill, who pitched six of his 14 major league seasons with the Blue Jays.
The Quantrills are from nearby Port Hope, Ontario.
The rookie (0-2, 5.40 ERA) will face Blue Jays right-handed veteran Edwin Jackson (0-1, 6.30).
The Padres can clinch the three-game series with a win after taking the opener 6-3 Friday night.
The Toronto visit was circled on Quantrill's schedule even though he did not make the Padres' roster out of spring training.
"They decided I wasn't ready to start the season," Quantrill said. "But I said, 'I'm going to be there by the time we go to Toronto, and I'm not leaving.'"
He went 4-1 with a 4.80 ERA in six starts with Triple-A El Paso before he was called up on May 1. Quantrill was optioned to Triple-A on May 8 but recalled Sunday.
After allowing two runs in each of his first two major league starts, Quantrill allowed five runs over five innings Sunday at Pittsburgh and took the loss in the Pirates' 6-4 victory. He has yet to oppose the Blue Jays.
The first inning has been his problem. He has allowed a combined 11 hits in the first inning of his three major league starts, including five hits and four runs Sunday.
Opponents are batting .611 against him in the first inning and .233 after that.
"I think I've shown once I settle down that I dominate, I beat teams," Quantrill said. "I need to find a way to do that earlier. We're trying some different stuff. Some of it is I'm three starts into my career. It's hard to not be jacked out of your mind when you walk out there. That's not an excuse. I need it figure out how to fix that in the 'pen."
Jackson will make his third start for the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The 35-year-old last faced the Padres in 2017 and earned a win with seven innings of one-run ball. However, he is 1-6 with a 6.05 ERA in 16 career games (11 starts) against San Diego.
The Padres had another Canadian in their lineup Friday. Josh Naylor, from nearby Mississauga, Ontario, was 0-for-4 in his major league debut. He was called up earlier in the day after outfielder Alex Dickerson (sprained right wrist) went on the injured list.
The Blue Jays were busy with moves Friday that could have an impact Saturday. They promoted infielder Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, from Triple-A Buffalo, and he was 0-for-3 in his major league debut.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also was recalled from Buffalo, and his first homer of the season tied the game 3-3 Friday.
Biggio, who played second base Friday, batted .307/.445/.504 with six home runs and 26 RBIs at Buffalo.
"I'm still trying to be the most consistent hitter I can be," Biggio said. "I worked on my direction a lot this offseason, and it's allowed me to put more balls in play."
Gurriel, previously a second baseman, played left field Friday. He had struggled both in the field and at the plate in 13 games with Toronto before being sent to Buffalo, where he worked on playing outfield so that he can be used in a utility role.
The Blue Jays also recalled left-hander Thomas Pannone from Buffalo and added left-hander Zac Rosscup, who was claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Infielder Richard Urena and outfielder Billy McKinney were optioned to Buffalo.
Left-hander Ryan Feierabend was designated for assignment, and right-hander Elvis Luciano was placed on the bereavement list.
--Field Level Media
Updated May 25, 2019