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Game Thread: 9/21 Padres @ Diamondbacks

Britta Perry trying to convince the Padres F.O. to let her be an honorary Padre:

For the second series in a row, the Padres have taken the first two games and look to sweep. They won the first game of the series in decisive fashion, outscoring the Rockies 8-2 behind Cory Luebke's one-hitter. Last night, Mat Latos came within one out of a complete game shutout, but then Colorado first baseman Jordan Pacheco thought he was a Padre and ruined it by hitting an RBI single. Heath Bell came in to record his 40th save, making this his third year in a row to collect at least 40 saves.

Anthony Bass will take the mound for the Padres in the series finale. This will be his second major league start, his first having been a win against the Rockies back in June. Colorado will counter with Aaron Cook, who is believed to be making his final start for the Rockies as they will probably make him a free agent next year.

We've got a different infield today than we've been used to seeing lately. Jesus Guzman was scratched from the lineup again this morning with a stiff neck. With Kyle Blanks out with a quad strain, Anthony Rizzo will make the start at first base. Andy Parrino will start at second for Orlando Hudson, who was hit in the eye in the ninth inning of last night's game. Finally, third baseman Chase Headley will return to the lineup today after being sidelined with a fractured finger since August 6th.

Hopefully our boys can make this last road game of the season a good one and head home on a happy flight!


Revised #Padres lineup: Maybin 8, Hermida 9, Denorfia 7, Headley 5, Martinez 2, Gonzalez 6, Rizzo 3, Parrino 4, Bass 1.
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P.S. No TV for this day game, but you can catch it online!