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Series preview: Padres vs. Diamondbacks

The Padres could use a sweep in their direction.

San Diego Padres v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

San Diego Padres (67-56) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (x-x), August 30-September 1, 2021

Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

TV: Bally Sports San Diego


Diamondbacks SB Nation Site: AZ Snake Pit

The Padres head back to the desert to face the Diamondbacks for the final time in 2021.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this weekend:

Projected Starters

Monday, 6:40 p.m. PST

Chris Paddack (7-6, 5.13 ERA) vs. Tyler Gilbert (1-1, 2.38 ERA)

Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. PST

Blake Snell (6-5, 4.58 ERA) vs. Zac Gallen (2-7, 4.32 ERA)

Wednesday, 12:40 p.m. PST

Yu Darvish (7-8, 3.80 ERA) vs. Taylor Widener (2-1, 4.28 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Trent Grisham (CF)
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr. (RF)
  3. Jake Cronenworth (SS)
  4. Manny Machado (3B)
  5. Austin Nola (C)
  6. Eric Hosmer (1B)
  7. Wil Myers (LF)
  8. Adam Frazier (2B)
  9. Starting Pitcher


  1. Josh Rojas (2B)
  2. Ketel Marte (CF)
  3. Pavin Smith (RF)
  4. Carson Kelly (C)
  5. Christian Walker (1B)
  6. David Peralta (LF)
  7. Josh VanMeter (3B)
  8. Nick Ahmed (SS)
  9. Starting Pitcher

After taking Sunday off, the Padres now face a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Chris Paddack is set to come off the IL today and make his first start since July 27, which is huge for the team. The team should have its three best starters pitching in this series, with Paddack going Monday, Snell pitching Tuesday, and Darvish bringing it home in Wednesday’s matinee.

If the pitching can handle the load, the bats can feel a little more at ease, and lately, the team has needed a lot more production from the hitting than what’s been given.

The team has only scored more than five runs in a game six times this month out of a possible 24 games. And the last time the team scored more than five runs came against the Diamondbacks when the team was last in Arizona over two weeks ago.

Maybe that’s a good omen going into tonight, but as the page flips to September, the games are only growing in importance, and that starts with the series in front of them this week.