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

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May 12, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits an RBI-single against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Tuesday, 7:10pm

Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09 ERA) vs. Michael Montgomery (2-2, 2.04 ERA)

Kennedy has pitched well lately, allowing just one run in each of his last three starts. Before that stretch, he was one of the most disappointing parts of the Padres starting rotation. He seems to be righting the ship as the month of June has gone on.

Kennedy was absolutely shelled in his outing against the Mariners in May. He allowed two home runs, five runs total in 4 2/3 innings. That was the night the Mariners hit 6 home runs as a team. That was his only start against Seattle in his career.

Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison each hit homers against Kennedy. Brad Miller hit two doubles. Seager is having a good season, hitting 12 home runs and hitting .262.

Montgomery pitched a shutout his last time out against the Royals while striking out 10. This will be his first career start against the Padres.

He is a left-handed pitcher and the Padres do hit lefties (.250 avg, .690 OPS) better that right-handed pitchers (.242, .671)

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