Lucchesi (5-4) took the loss against the Giants on Wednesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six across six innings. After giving up a solo home run to Kevin Pillar in the second inning, Lucchesi held the Giants at bay until the fifth. He surrendered a trio of singles and a walk in that frame that allowed another two runs to score, including an unearned run stemming from Josh Naylor's throwing error. The left-hander looked much better this time out compared to his last start against the Giants on April 9, when he gave up a season-worst seven runs through just four innings. Unfortunately, his offense couldn't provide enough run support this time around. Through 13 starts, the 26-year-old owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 73:20 K:BB. He'll look to get back into the win column in a Monday showdown against the Brewers.
Lucchesi (5-3) got the win against the Nationals on Thursday, giving up four earned runs on four hits over five innings, striking out five and walking three as the Padres won 5-4. The game got off to a rough start for Lucchesi as the Nationals tagged him for all four of their runs in the first inning. However, he settled down after that and the Padres struck back for five runs of their own, allowing the left-hander to pick up his fifth win of the season. Lucchesi will carry a 4.21 ERA and a solid 1.13 WHIP into his next start, which is scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Giants.
Lucchesi is listed as the Padres' probable starter for Thursday's game against the Nationals. Heading into the week, Lucchesi was initially lined up to start Wednesday against the Phillies, but he'll be pushed back a day in the pitching schedule with the Padres bringing up Cal Quantrill from Triple-A El Paso to start the series finale with Philadelphia. The addition of Quantrill is mainly designed to build in an extra rest day for Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm, but the Padres probably won't mind that another one of their prized young hurlers in Lucchesi receives another day off between starts.
Lucchesi (4-3) struck out five and picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk over 6.1 innings in a 5-2 victory over the Marlins. The southpaw allowed only one baserunner through five innings before Rosell Herrera ended any thoughts of a shutout with a home run in the sixth. Lucchesi has delivered three straight quality starts after failing to record one through his first eight trips to the mound, and he'll take a 3.96 ERA and 62:15 K:BB over 61.1 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Phillies.
Lucchesi is scheduled to make his next start May 31 against the Marlins, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He'll be returning to the mound on six days' rest after striking out 11 over 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday. Lucchesi had initially been lined up to start in the Padres' series finale with the Yankees in New York on Wednesday, but that assignment will now fall to Chris Paddack, who was moved back in the schedule while he manages a stiff neck. Lucchesi's fantasy managers probably won't complain about him getting pushed back, as he'll now trade a matchup with a powerful offense in a tough ballpark for a home start against the Marlins' MLB-worst hitting attack (67 wRC+).