Series Preview: Padres Host Metropolitans

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May 29, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields (33) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 Wednesday, 6:10pm

James Shields (6-0, 3.69 ERA) vs. Dillon Gee (0-2, 3.86 ERA)

Shields is still unbeaten and looks to make history as the first Padres pitcher to start 7-0 in over 30 years. He has been a strikeout machine, leading the team with 88. He has struck out at least 6 in his last seven starts. He has one career start against the Mets and it was a good one. He went 7 innings while only allowing one run on 3 hits. He has a 3.16 ERA at home this season.

Gee is currently in his 6th year in the majors, all with the Mets. He has been on the disabled list for most of the month of May. He is scheduled to return and make his first start since May 3rd. He last faced the Nationals and got the loss after walking 5 in 5 innings. He has four starts against the Padres in his career with a 2.52 ERA.

The Padres need to win this series to build momentum before going back on the road. That is exactly what I predict, a series win two games to one. I have predicted correctly for two series in a row. Let’s keep the train rolling!

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