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Padres Preview: 04/14 Drew Pomeranz takes the mound in Philly finale

The Padres try to salvage a series split against the Phillies.

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After dropping each of their last two games, the Padres will try to come out of Philadelphia with a series split today and make it a happy flight back home to San Diego.

Drew Pomeranz gets the ball for the good guys in the series finale. The left-hander was solid in his 2016 debut last Friday when he threw five full innings against the Rockies at Coors Field, striking out seven and allowing only two runs on four hits. Pomeranz has faced the Phillies three times in his career, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

Taking the mound opposite Pomeranz will be sophomore pitcher Vince Velasquez, who's coming off a fantastic outing against the Mets in New York, where he tossed six shutout innings, allowing only three hits and striking out nine batters. The 23-year-old righty made 19 appearances (7 starts) in his rookie season last year. He posted a 4.37 ERA through 55.2 innings of work. This will be his first time facing anyone on the Padres roster.

It's an early game today. First pitch is set for 10:05 am PT.