2017 is a chance to get in on the ground floor with the Padres as single game tickets are available at Petco Park. The relentless NL West provides plenty of quality opponents as intrastate rivals Los Angeles and San Francisco make multiple trips to San Diego. With a youth movement underway, now is the time to watch tomorrow’s stars today.
In addition to battling division rivals, the World Series champion Cubs come to town for three games starting on Memorial Day, and the NL East champion Nationals play four games at Petco in August. The interleague slate features series with Detroit and Kansas City, so check out the full season schedule below and make plans for a Padres game today!
The Padres are building for the future, and those foundation pieces are corner infielders Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, who combined for 43 homers and 165 RBIs last year. Second baseman Ryan Schimpf hit 20 homers in his first full season in the big leagues and should show some improvement as he continues to adjust to major league pitching.
For pitching, the Padres acquired Jered Weaver and Jhoulys Chacin hoping they will take advantage of pitcher-friendly Petco Park after sub-par seasons with the Angels. Weaver is the more likely of the two to make adjustments as he enters with 150 career wins. If Carter Capps is healthy, he could wind up being the closer the Padres need this year.