The Padres are coming off another extra inning game, but this time they came out on the losing end. So after dropping both game in the series so far, they will try to salvage a win tonight as they close out the three-game set at Chase Field.
Robbie Erlin was recalled to make the spot start for Edinson Volquez, who was DFA, tonight. Erlin has made four start for the big league club this season, but his last one on July 7th was a rough one. He gave up nine runs and walked four en route to a loss in Washington. He also had some trouble in Boston one start prior to that, allowing three runs and three walks before being pulled just two outs into the fourth inning and coming out with the loss. Erlin pitched much better at Petco Park, going 1-0 while allowing five runs in 13 combined innings, so tonight we'll see if he's overcome his initial struggles on the road as he makes his first career start at Chase Field.
His opponent on the mound tonight will be Wade Miley, who has been on a hot streak at home lately. He is 4-0 over his last five starts at Chase Field while posting a 2.39 ERA over that stretch. His last loss at home, however, came against this Padres team back in May. He was roughed up for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings for his third straight loss against San Diego. Each of those losses have taken place this season and Miley has posted a 7.36 ERA in those outings. Tonight he'll be looking to end that streak and help the Dbacks to a sweep with their fourth win in five games.
Watch at 6:40 tonight as the Padres try to avoid that sweep and put an end to their losing streak.