Padres Start Long Road Trip in Big Apple

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Apr 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; General view of a helicopter flyover during the national anthem before an opening day game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (47-52) start a 10-game road trip with the New York Mets (51-48) at Citi Field. The Padres have won 8 of their last 11 and are 6-3 since the All-Star break along with an even 10-10 in July. There is an opportunity in New York to secure an above .500 month of July if they can sweep the Mets. They will at least clinch a .500 month with a series win.

The Mets have been in and out of first place in the NL East but lack the offensive consistency to overtake the Nationals. They are two games back in the division and 3 1/2 back for the second Wild Card spot. They are coming off of a series split with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They also are two games removed from a big 15-2 win.

In injury news, Wil Myers may have had a setback after feeling discomfort after hitting off of a tee on Friday. He is to be re-examined this week. Tim Federowicz seems close to being ready as he is in Triple-A on a rehab stint. The decision will need to be made whether or not to send down Austin Hedges and call up  Federowicz. Brandon Morrow is also in Triple-A and could soon be ready.

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