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Padres at Diamondbacks Series Preview

Padres Finish Road Trip With Four Game Series in Arizona

July 05, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Padres vs. Diamondbacks Preview

 

Another series complete, another series lost. After losing in a series sweep to the A’s, the Padres now head to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks in a four game series.

 

The Diamondbacks lead the National League West by a half game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres find themselves 11.5 games back of the division leaders.

 

Pitching Preview:

 

Thursday 6:40 (PDT)

The series opener will have Eric Lauer on the mound for the Padres going against Shelby Miller.  It has been a tough go for the Padres when Lauer has been on the mound. In his 13 starts for the Padres, the team is 3-10. Lauer struggled in his last start against the Pirates, giving up nine hits in five innings pitched.

 

Friday 6:40 (PDT)

On Friday night, Joey Lucchesi will battle against Zach Godley. Fortunately for the Padres, the team has seen plenty of at-bats against the right-hander. Austin Hedges, Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, and Cory Spangenberg all have more than 10 at-bats with Godley on the mound. Earlier this season, Lucchesi had a rough time against the Diamondbacks lineup. On April 22nd, Lucchesi surrendered four runs at Arizona in a 4-2 loss.

 

Dialed In:

In 15 appearances against Godley, Wil Myers is hitting .467 with five runs batted in.

 

Saturday 7:10 (PDT)

Tyson Ross will be given the start on Saturday versus Robbie Ray. The Diamondback pitcher doesn’t have a ton of starts, but in his few chances – he has found success. In his eight starts, the team is 5-3. Prior to a poor start against the Cardinals, Ray was pitching quite well. During his five previous starts, Ray had a 2.83 ERA.

 

Sunday 1:10 (PDT)

The Sunday afternoon matchup and final game of the series will be an enticing battle. The multiple time all-star, Zack Greinke, will be facing Clayton Richard. While Richard has been solid this season for the Padres, in order to get a win on Sunday – he will have to be stellar. Recently, Greinke has been near unhittable. His combined 0.92 ERA over his last three starts is nothing short of outstanding.

 

The Zack Attack:

Since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke has tormented the Padres lineup. Freddy Galvis, Wil Myers, and Cory Spangenberg all have sub .200 batting averages against Greinke.

 

The Padres will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 9th.