Paddack has been solid thus far this season, sporting a 3.15 ERA with 72 strikeouts, 13 walks, and a 0.93 WHIP in 12 starts. He had just made the Opening Day roster at the start of the year, and seems to be stuck in baseball purgatory as he travels from team to team.
However, he is back with the Padres now, and will look to make the most of this opportunity.
Chris Paddack to start on Saturday vs. Pirates https://t.co/jgbvO410JE— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) June 20, 2019
It will be an uphill battle, though. Paddack has struggled in his last seven starts, allowing 18 runs in just 38.2 innings pitched, but will be counted on to sustain San Diego's hot streak.