Series Preview: Padres Host Metropolitans

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May 16, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (34) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Monday, 7:10pm

Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71 ERA)

Cashner finally got some run support after having really bad luck  most of the first few months of the season. He earned the win against the Angels after pitching 7 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 3 runs. He has been victimized by lack of run support for most of this season.

Cashner only has one career start against the Mets and that came last year. He pitched 6 innings in that start and got the loss after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits with 2 walks. Things should be different this time around as he has a 2.12 ERA at home.

deGrom is entering his second season in the bigs after winning the Rookie of the Year last season. He has picked up right where he left off so far this year, with 63 strikeouts in 63 innings. However, he has been much more effective at his home in Citi Field than on the road, where he has a 6.75 ERA this season.

He has never pitched at Petco Park nor ever faced the Padres. However, Justin Upton does have 9 plate appearances against him, but he is 2 for 9.

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