Padres Continue Series With Pesky Diamondbacks

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Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The ace Andrew Cashner (2-6, 2.37 ERA) starts off Game 3 for San Diego against Josh Collmenter (9-7, 3.94 ERA). Cashner started against Arizona two weeks ago when he returned from a long stint on the disabled list. He pitched 5 innings and allowed two runs in the no-decision. In 7 career starts against the D-backs, he is with 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA.

Collmenter has faced the Padres twice this year, earning the win both times and only allowing one earned run. He has a 2.98 career ERA against the Padres. He has struggled on the road this year. In 9 starts, he has a 6.04 ERA and a 2-4 record.

Aaron Hill has caused problems for San Diego in the past, as he has had multi-hit games in each of the series he has appeared in against San Diego this year. He has 10 home runs and 57 RBI as the Arizona second baseman. He was 2-for-5 with a run scored in his last game against the Friars.