Padres News: Padres Host Mariners for Vedder Cup, Part 2

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Jun 15, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) drives in Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison (20), not in picture, during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (37-41) will host the Seattle Mariners (34-42) for a brief two-game series. These two teams met in Seattle in mid-May, splitting the two games. These two teams are very similar this year. Take it from a Padres fan living in the Seattle area, both of these clubs really need to win both of these games and get back on track.

That should make for an interesting series. The Mariners are coming off of a tough series loss in Anaheim. Their bats have been improved but still very inconsistent.

The Padres are coming off a series win and near sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. If they are serious about playing above .500 baseball and being in the hunt for October, they must focus on winning series. The only way to win this two game series is to sweep.

In injury news, Cory Spangenberg is now on the disabled list with a bruised knee. That opened the door for Jedd Gyorko’s return from Triple-A El Paso. Will Middlebrooks is day-to-day after slipping on a bat on Sunday. Pat Murphy didn’t make it sound like a DL trip was happening but it’s still possible.

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