Padres Start Final Homestand Against Phillies

3 of 5

Sep 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s game will have Ian Kennedy (10-13, 3.77 ERA) pitching against the veteran A.J.Burnett (8-16, 4.34 ERA). Kennedy got knocked around in his last start, allowing 10 hits and 3 runs in the loss. He has allowed 20 hits and 7 runs total in his last 2 starts. He has 6 career starts against Philadelphia, going 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 26 strikeouts. Burnett has struggled for a lot of this year. In his last 10 starts, he has allowed 4 or more runs 6 times. The 37 year-old has faced the Padres 10 times before, with a 3-6 record and a 4.05 ERA.

Ryan Howard has continued his gradual decline but still has put together a decent season in the power department. He currently has 21 home runs and a team-high 92 RBI. As always, he also leads the team in strikeouts with 174. He has hit the Padres very well in the past, hitting .330 with 10 home runs in 51 games.