Our Padres have now won 15 of their last 18 games at home, including yesterday's series opener victory against the Diamondbacks. Tonight they look to go 2-for-2 in September behind rookie Odrisamer Despaigne, who has been much better at home as well. Despaigne's 12 total outings this season have been split evenly: six home and six away starts. But his 2-1 record and 2.25 ERA in SD compared to his 1-4 record with a 4.45 ERA on the road should inspire some confidence in the right-hander tonight. This will be his second time facing the Dbacks in three starts and his third time facing them overall. In his first start against them, back on June 29th, he kept the Snakes to one run over 6 2/3 innings at Petco Park for his second career start. He didn't do so well in his most recent attempt, however, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings at Chase Field.
Pitching for the Diamondbacks will be Wade Miley, who gave up three runs in seven innings in each of his two starts against the Padres this season, but didn't get a decision in either. Miley's been solid on the mound for Arizona lately, but hasn't gotten the run support to back up his outings. He's had four consecutive quality starts, but lost both of his decisions in that span.
Tune in at 7:10 PT to see if our boys can lock up at least a series split and hand the Dbacks their eighth straight road loss.
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