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
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.
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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