09/25 Padres Preview: Game 158 vs. Arizona

Kevin C. Cox

With the series tied at a game apiece, Kennedy will get the nod and try to put the Padres ahead.

The Diamondbacks bested the Padres last night to even up the series at Petco Park, so the Padres will once again try to secure at least a series split tonight in the penultimate home game of the season.

Ian Kennedy will get the ball once again to face his former team. His last time doing so, he didn't fare too well, wasting a three-run lead by giving up six runs in just 4 1/3 innings (five of those runs coming home in the fifth inning alone). While the Padres rallied and went on to win the game in extras, Kennedy was tagged with the loss. He was also tagged with a loss in his most recent outing, when he surrendered six runs in a season-low 3 2/3 innings against Pittsburgh. Prior to that, he had gone 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA over his first three starts of September.

Randall Delgado will make the start for Arizona and try to repeat his past success against San Diego. In his only career outing against the Padres, on July 26th, he tossed a three-hit shutout. Delgado has gone 5-6 with a 3.96 ERA in 19 outings (18 starts) since being traded to the Dbacks from the Braves for Justin Upton.

See if Kennedy can rebound and fare better against the Dbacks tonight as he takes the mound at 7:10.

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