Padres End Road Trip with Bay Area Battle

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Apr 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits an RBI single during the first inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (34-38) will end their nine-day, eight-game road trip in San Francisco against the Giants (38-33) this week. The Padres are 2-4 with Pat Murphy at the helm since Bud Black was relieved of his duties. They had a hard time playing defense in Arizona as they lost the series two games to one as they allowed four unearned runs to score in Sunday’s loss. They committed 3 errors total in the series.

The Giants just won a huge series against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. They are now just one game behind L.A. in the NL West. The Padres are 5 1/2 games back.

This is a big series for the Padres if they hope to remain in contention in the NL West. Wins against the Giants and Dodgers will be key down the stretch.

Wil Myers is still on the shelf until what looks like August. No additional news on Brandon Morrow has been reported since his pain free light throwing last week.