Padres Head To Desert To Face D-Backs

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Aug 20, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder David Peralta (6) hits a single against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3

The finale of the series will feature Ian Kennedy (9-11, 3.72 ERA) against the 26 year-old rookie Chase Anderson (7-5, 3.71 ERA). Kennedy got the loss in his last start against the Dodgers, allowing 5 runs in 5 innings. He has struggled a bit lately, allowing 8 runs on 13 hits in his last 2 starts.  He has 3 career starts against the Diamondbacks, going 1-1 with a 6.05 ERA. He has struggled against his former team of 3-plus years. As a Diamondback, he went 48-34 with a 3.82 ERA with 661 strikeouts. He won 21 games for Arizona in 2011.

Anderson got knocked around in his last start against the Nationals, allowing 6 runs in 2 innings. He has faced the Padres once before, getting the win by pitching 5 solid innings, only allowing one run and striking out 3.

Another player to watch for is David Peralta. He has had success against the Padres this year. He is hitting .286 with 6 triples this season. He is 3-for-7 with 2 RBI and a walk against San Diego this year. The 27 year-old from Venezuela is second among NL rookies in triples and is third in hits.