The Padres and Twins have nearly identical records. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Despite similar records, the Padres and Twins have taken different paths to get there this season. The Twins actually played pretty well to start the season, hovering around .500 for a long time, before a descent in the last couple of months. Brian Dozier has been a bona fide All-Star, and pitcher Phil Hughes led the charge early, before watching his ERA rise a full point over the last month.
He has lost 5 of 7, though his previous two starts he allowed a total of 5 runs and lost both. He will go up against Jesse Hahn, the hottest young pitcher in baseball right now. Wednesday’s game will pit former Padre Kevin Correia against Odrisamer Despaigne, who has struggled of late, and lost his last two starts. It will be important for him to turn things around against Correia, and the Padres have a great shot at winning both of these games for a quick two-game sweep.