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Padres vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview

Padres to Host Diamondbacks

Bo Templin
July 26, 2018 - 11:51 am

Padres vs. Diamondbacks Preview:

The Padres will host division adversaries, the Arizona Diamondbacks, this weekend for a three game series. The home stand will follow up an up and down trip to the east coast where the team took on the Phillies and Mets.

The Padres have the chance to be party crashers to the Diamondbacks, who are just a half game back of the Dodgers. The Padres are 15.5 games back of the lead.

Pitching Preview:

Friday 7:10 (PDT)

The starter for the Padres, Luis Perdomo, will have his hands full on Friday evening as he is tasked with battling against Zack Greinke. Perdomo is just 1-5 on the season with a 6.99 ERA. He will have to be spectacular in order to best Greinke, who is 11-5 on the year with a 3.05 ERA. Greinke started against the Padres on July 8th, where he gave up two earned runs through almost five innings.

The Myers Matchup:

Wil Myers has 34 at-bats against Zack Greinke. In those at-bats, he is hitting just .118.

Saturday 5:40 (PDT)

The second game of the series will be another tough matchup for the Padres. The left-handed Patrick Corbin will seek to improve his 7-4 record. In his last start against the Padres, Corbin struck out 11 batters. Tyson Ross has been the man selected to try and stop him from doing so. There is a possibility that this will be Ross’ last start with the Padres as the trade deadline is nearing. Ross has struggled slightly of recent, so a good start will serve beneficial for the Padres who want his trade value to increase.

Sunday 1:05 (PDT)

The Sunday afternoon game will feature Joey Lucchesi for the Padres and Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks. In his last five starts, Lucchesi has not given up more than two earned runs. Buchholz has an impressive 3-1 record to go along with his 2.38 ERA. Lucchesi is 5-5 on the year and has an admirable 3.34 ERA in his rookie campaign.

A Glimmer of Hope:

In 10 at-bats against Buchholz, Eric Hosmer is hitting .300 with two runs batted in. This could be a chance for him to get on a roll.

The Padres will host the Giants next week starting on Monday.