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Game Thread: 9/16 Padres vs. Diamondbacks

After a very tough road trip, the Padres are back home to face the first place Diamondbacks, whose magic number is now six. With the Giants heading to Colorado for a four-game series, it is possible for the Diamondbacks to clinch the NL West here in San Diego.

Let me take you back a couple of years. The Padres were playing a two-game series at Petco Park against the Dodgers, who needed one win to clinch the division. The Padres were long gone from the playoff race. But what did we do? We swept that two-game series and the Dodgers' champagne stayed unopened and their celebrating was delayed. Let's do everything we can to make sure the Diamondbacks keep their celebrations out of our ballpark too.