One of the primary reasons for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ struggles this year has been an inability to succeed at home. They will try again to reverse that trend when the last-place San Diego Padres come to town Monday for the first of three straight contests.
Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will enter the final week of the pre-All Star break season with a chance to share history with some of the franchise’s biggest names.
San Diego first baseman Wil Myers will look to continue his breakout season when the teams meet in the first game of a three-game series at Chase Field on Monday
Arizona right-hander Archie Bradley (3-4) will oppose Padres right-handerLuis Perdomo (2-3), each looking to cool off hot hitters and potential All-Star on the other side.
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The San Diego Padres are looking to escape the National League West basement with Arizona just a few games ahead of them. The Padres saw a modest two game winning streak end in a 6-3 loss to the visiting Yankees on Sunday with both the arms and bats struggling. SD starter Andrew Cashner gave up two runs (one earned) over six frames before the pen allowed four to put the game out of reach. The Padres logged eight hits and a free pass with Alex Dickerson smacking a two run bomb while Yangervis Solarte went solo. San Diego opens the series at Chase Field with rookie Luis Perdomo on the mound. Peromo comes off of a 3-0 defeat at Cincinnati where he gave up all three runs on seven hits and three BB over six innings.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks still have a shot at reaching .500 but going much further then that would be a stretch. The Diamondbacks haven’t had much go their way the past few weeks and that trend continued in a 5-4, eleven inning loss to visiting San Francisco as the Snakes lost for the 8th time in eleven contests. Zona starter Robbie Ray gave up four runs through six innings before Enrique Burgos gave up an 11th inning run to absorb the loss. The D-Backs posted nine hits with Jake Lamb smacking a two run homer while Paul Goldschmidt went deep and scored twice.Archie Bradley is scheduled to be on the hill to oppose the Padres on Monday night. Bradley did not receive a decision in a 9-8 loss to Philadelphia with three runs plated on eight hits in six frames.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Luis Perdomo (2-3, 8.49 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Archie Bradley (3-3, 4.50)
Perdomo has recorded quality starts in two of his last three outings, including a loss at Cincinnati on June 26 in which he gave up three runs and seven hits over six innings. He is 1-2 with a 7.71 ERA in five starts overall and has posted a 9.10 mark in 15 relief appearances. The 23-year-old is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four relief outings against Arizona.
Bradley is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in his last three outings after giving up three runs in six frames against Philadelphia his last time out. The longest start of his career was a 7 1/3-inning effort in a win over San Diego on May 29. The former first-round pick has registered 27 strikeouts in 24 2/3 frames at home this season but is just 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA at Chase Field.
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