A series win could be in the hands of the Padres tonight if they can pull off another win at AT&T Park. Following last night's series-opening 6-4 victory, they'll look to Eric Stults to help keep them on the right track. Meanwhile, Matt Cain will get the start for San Francisco.
Stults has limited opponents to three runs in 11 1/3 innings over his last two starts. That includes a one-run-allowed six-inning effort against the Giants on April 19th. The only run came from a solo homer, and aside from than that he gave up just two hits. He'll need to execute similarly today to help the Padres snag a win on Giants turf.
And the Friars will need to put up another decent offensive showing like the one they accomplished last night. Fortunately, facing Matt Cain might help them do just that. The right hander hasn't won a game against San Diego at AT&T Park in more than five years. That's seven home starts with an 0-3 record and 4.99 ERA. He did pitch at Petco Park on April 18th, however, and despite not recording a win he was able to keep the Padres at bay, keeping them to just one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out eight batters through seven innings. But he's coming off a start against the Rockies that saw him yield seven runs in six innings of work. Cain has yet to win a game this season.
Tune in at 7:15 tonight to see if our boys can lock down the series victory in game 2.