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Game 143 Preview: 09/12 Padres @ Giants

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The Padres are already a game down in their three-game set against the Giants, so this is a MWG just for morale purposes. Ian Kennedy will take his 8-13 record and 4.99 ERA to the hill, opposing superstar Madison Bumgarner who is 17-7 with a 3.05 mark. Good thing they don't play 'em on paper, right?

Bumgarner is 7-5 with a 3.49 ERA over 21 career games against San Diego. He's 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA against the Padres this season; his most recent appearance was a no-decision on July 23, in which he pitched 7.1 innings and allowed just five hits and a walk.

Ian Kennedy has a stellar 11-5 record, backed by a 2.41 ERA in 24 starts against the Giants. This will be his fifth start against San Francisco this season; he's 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA over 21.1 innings so far.

First pitch is 6:05 your time, 9:05 mine. Listen to Ted and Scan on The Mighty 1090 or watch Dick and Mud on FSSD; either way, come back here for the game thread.