Padres Head To Desert To Face D-Backs

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Aug 17, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne (40) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1

In Game 1, the rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 3.28 ERA) will look to bounce back from a rough start. His counterpart will be Josh Collmenter (8-7, 4.31 ERA). Despaigne has a 4.86 ERA in his last 3 starts, going 1-1. He has one start against the Diamondbacks, pitching 6.2 innings with one earned run and four walks. He ended up getting the win. He had a rough start against the Cardinals, giving up 5 runs and only getting through 4 innings.

Collmenter has allowed 11 runs total in his last 3 starts, going 0-2 in that stretch. He has not won since July 20th. He is 3-3 with a 3.65 ERA against the Padres. In his last start against the Padres, he threw 5.1 innings and got the win by only allowing one run. His home numbers are very different from his road ones. He has a 3.20 ERA at home while posting a 6.04 ERA on the road.

Miguel Montero is the best hitter available for the Diamondbacks, with 12 HRs and 63 RBI. He has been successful against the Padres this year. Mark Trumbo has also gotten healthy and is hitting well. He his hitting .281 in his last 10 games.