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Ian Kennedy looks to bounce back against Phillies

Andrew Cashner pitched a pretty good game last night. If Ian Kennedy can be even a fraction as good tonight in game 2 against the Phillies, our Padres can clinch at least a series split and continue their quest for a perfect final homestand.

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Kent Horner

Ian Kennedy looks to rebound from back-to-back losses and get a winning streak going against a team that's been especially tough to beat at Petco Park in recent history. Kennedy has already been on the losing end against them once this season. Back in June he allowed five runs on five hits in seven innings for his seventh loss of the season. His 12th and 13th losses came against division rivals Arizona and L.A. his last two times out. He gave up a combined seven runs on 20 hits in 11 1/3 innings of work.

On the mound for Philadephia will be A.J. Burnett, in a rematch of that game in June. Burnett got the win against Kennedy in that meeting, keeping our Friars to two runs in 7 1/3 frames. The righty is 2-7 over his last nine starts while posting a 5.68 ERA

Game time is set for 7:10 PT.

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