Truly greatful for another series with the Diamondbacks to help work out the kinks. Tonight is game one of three in Phoenix as the Padres (11-9) look to get back on track after two rough outings in Los Angeles. The D-backs are a good 2.5 games behind the Friars in fourth place and it’d be nice to make that gap a little bit wider with a handful of wins this weekend.
Dinelson “El Flaco” Lamet (2-0) is on the mound tonight so expect some fire. He’ll be facing off against Merrill Kelly (2-1) who has also been pretty steady so far in 2020.
El Flaco for the first of three in Phoenix.#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/YTKLTIVXBb— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 14, 2020
Trent Grisham is back in at the #2 spot and Eric Hosmer is in the lineup for the second game in a row. Jake Cronenworth is also back in at second base which is a great sight. Francisco Mejia gets the start at catcher and Tommy Pham is your DH for the night while Jurickson Profar takes over left field for Pham.
- SP Madison Bumgarner - Day-To-Day
- RHP Kirby Yates - Day-To-Day
- Teams: Padres @ Diamondbacks
- Location: Chase Field
- Time: 6:40pm PT
- TV: FOX Sports San Diego
- Radio: KWFN 97.3, XEMO 860
- Weather: 106 degrees and mostly sunny