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4/1 Game Thread: Diamondbacks (1-3) at Padres (3-1)

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Are the Padres good or are the Giants bad? We’ll have a better answer to that question after tonight.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: The 1-3 Arizona Diamondbacks vs. the 3-1 San Diego Padres

WHAT: The first of a three-game series between the Diamondbacks and Padres, and the first time these two teams have met this year.

WHEN: Monday, April 1st, at 7:10pm PT

WHERE: Petco Park

HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcast on XEMO 860AM.

WHY: Matt Strahm gets his first real chance as a starting pitcher for the Padres, spending all of last season pitching out of the bullpen or in an “opener” role, and tries to continue the stretch of good outings for a young San Diego rotation.

The Padres are hoping that their bats finally come alive in this series, against an Arizona team that got knocked around by the Dodgers’ hitters, as Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes were very quiet in the opening series vs. the Giants.