Ian Kennedy will take the mound against his former team this afternoon to try to help our Friars avoid their fourth straight loss and make it a happy flight back home. Kennedy is 1-1 with a 6.06 ERA in three starts against Arizona since he was traded to SD over a year ago. Only one of those starts took place at Chase Field, where he surrendered six runs on six hours and five walks while lasting just 4 1/3 innings. The right had been pitching well since returning from the disabled list, but he struggled his last time out and gave up six runs in five innings en route to a loss to the Dodgers last Tuesday.
On the bump for the Diamondbacks will be Chase Anderson, who is coming off some recent success at home. In his last four starts at Chase Field he's gone 2-0 while posting a 1.88 ERA. He was also successful in a home start against our Padres back in May. He kept our offense to only one earned run on for his in five innings of work.
The finale gets underway at 1:10 PT.