The Padres (59-67) finish off their road trip by playing a three-game series with the Diamondbacks (53-75) in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks are slumping right now, having lost 6 in a row and 8 of their last 10. They are in danger of falling back into last place. They are coming off getting swept by the red-hot Nationals in our Nation’s Capital. The Padres are coming off of a tough series loss in Los Angeles that could have easily gone the other way with a few more breaks. The Padres are playing well and should be able to handle Arizona.
The D-backs are a bit banged up. They will be without Bronson Arroyo, Paul Goldschmidt and Cody Ross among others, during this series and beyond. The Padres are 3-6 against Arizona, having never won a series against them this year. The Friars are also 1-2 at Chase Field this year. Although they seem to be the better team, the Padres have had trouble figuring out the Diamondbacks this season. The Padres are banged up themselves as well. Everth Cabrera is still out and they have lost Yonder Alonso for the season. On the bright side, Andrew Cashner will be returning for this series and making his first start since June 18th.