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Padres Preview: 05/23 Drew Pomeranz , Johnny Cueto rematch in series opener

The Padres open up another series at AT&T Park.

MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres are back on the road after winning the series (but failing to sweep) against the Dodgers at Petco Park. This time they're back at AT&T Park to face the Giants for the second time in less than a week, and hopefully they'll get themselves some redemption up North (and maybe score more than one run in a game).

Looking to help them kick off the series on a high note will be Drew Pomeranz, who was tagged with a loss in his most recent start, last week against these Giants. It was his second loss against San Francisco in as many tries this season, but he pitched much better. In six innings, he allowed two runs on four hits. Back in April, during the team's first trip to AT&T Park this year, he only lasted 4 1/3 innings while giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits.

Pomeranz has been one of the bright spots this season, posting a 1.96 ERA while going 4-4 through his first eight games. This month he's been especially effective and he'll take four consecutive quality starts into tonight's matchup.

Heading to the mound for the Giants will be Johnny Cueto, who also made the start against Pomeranz last week. He dominated the matchup, throwing the full nine frames while keeping the Padres to just one run on four hits and two walks. And that was only his second best performance against the Padres this season. On April 26th he threw another complete game, but in shutout fashion, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out 11 batters.

Today's Lineups

Jon Jay - CF Denard Span - CF
Melvin Upton Jr. - LF Kelby Tomlinson - 2B
Matt Kemp - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
Brett Wallace - 3B Buster Posey - C
Wil Myers - 1B Angel Pagan - LF
Derek Norris - C Brandon Belt - 1B
Alexei Ramirez - SS Brandon Crawford - SS
Alexi Amarista - 2B Gregor Blanco - RF
Drew Pomeranz - LHP Johnny Cueto - RHP

Game time: 7:15 pm PT

Radio: The Mighty 1090, La Poderosa 860 (Sp.)

TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Sp.)