Our Padres will go for the series win in tonight's finale against the Diamondbacks. Ian Kennedy gets the ball to try to extend his eight-game undefeated streak streak at home. Over that eight-game stretch at Petco Park, Kennedy has gone 4-0 with a 3.33 ERA through 46 innings. He also collected 50 strikeouts and kept opponents hitting .227. Most recently, he allowed one run on four hits over seven innings against the Dodgers. Tonight will be his fifth start against his former team since they traded him to San Diego. He's posted a 5.73 ERA against them in his first four, but has a 2-1 record.
On the hill for Arizona will be Randall Delgado in his first start since April. He'll get the chance because of the Dbacks' decision to move to a six-man rotation (which the Padres are set to do this weekend as well). Delgado pitched the only complete game of his career against San Diego in July of 2013. He's faced the Friars three times since then (one start and two relief appearances), posting an 8.31 ERA while going 0-1.
Game time is set for 6:10 PT tonight.