Mar 6, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Padres are set to begin a six-game homestand tonight against the Minnesota Twins. They will play a two-game interleague series. Former Friar Kevin Correia (1-5, 6.80 ERA) will take the mound for the Twins; he played in San Diego during the 2009-10 seasons. Corriea has allowed at least 4 runs in 4 out of his last 5 starts. The Padres will look to hit him early and often.
The Padres counter with Ian Kennedy (2-5, 3.60 ERA) who is bouncing back from his worst start of the season in which he allowed 5 runs in 6 innings. In his previous 4 starts before his last game, he had only allowed 6 runs in his last 4 games (25 IP). Kennedy pitched a masterful game his last start at home pitching 7 strong innings of 1-run ball, while striking out a career high 12 batters. Bud Black and the rest of the coaching staff are hoping to get THAT Kennedy on the mound.
First Pitch is at 10:10 pm ET. Be sure to check back in after the game for the Padres’ game recap!
Keep the Faith.