Game Preview: Padres Look to Sweep in Series Finale

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Jul 29, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher

Joaquin Benoit

(right) high-fives manager

Bud Black

(20) after the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 at Petco Park. Benoit recorded a save in the win. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Predictions: Padres win 4-0

Tyson Ross is on another planet right now with the way he’s pitching right now. The Braves offense is in a bad place right now, and they couldn’t even get anything going off of Eric Stults. Those two things give a great outlook for the Padres tonight. If the Braves keep hitting like their hitting and Ross keeps pitching like he’s pitching there’s a chance we could see him toss his second career shutout today. If I was a betting man I’d put some money down on it.

On offense, the Friar bats cooled off a little bit yesterday, but I’m putting in faith in them today. They’ve outscored the Braves 13-3 this series and I find it hard to believe they’ll just shutdown this afternoon.

Despite all their series wins over this hot stretch, we haven’t seen a sweep yet. Today will be the day if I’m correct. First pitch is at 1:10 PDT.