Padres Continue Series With Pesky Diamondbacks

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Aug 23, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder

Cameron Maybin

(24) scores on a hit by third baseman

Yangervis Solarte

(not pictured) as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher

Miguel Montero

(26) looks on during the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres (64-71) finish off the homestand against the Arizona Diamondbacks (57-79), starting Monday. Arizona is coming off of a series win against the lowly Rockies. The Padres have a bit of momentum as they have won two straight series against first place teams.The Snakes have been absolute pests for the Padres. The Friars have been above them in the standings just about all year, yet the Diamondbacks have won every single series these two teams have had thus far this year. The Padres are 4-8 in the four series against Arizona. For some reason, they seem to be the Padres kryptonite. It will be interesting to see if this can change this time around.

This series is of the four-game variety, which will end the Padres 10-game homestand. These two teams met not two weeks ago and health-wise, the Diamondbacks are still banged up. The D-backs are without Patrick Corbin, Bronson Arroyo, Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings. The Padres also have their fair share of injuries. They are still without All-Star shortstop Everth Cabrera, who starts a rehab assignment this week.