Padres Take Their Talents to South Beach

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Jul 29, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Yangervis Solarte (26) follows through on a RBI single in the second inning scoring San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable (25) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Friday, 4:10pm

Odrisamer Despaigne (4-7, 4.76 ERA) vs. David Phelps (4-7, 3.86 ERA)

Despaigne started against the Marlins last week. He pitched a solid 6 innings, only allowing one earned run. He is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in four July appearances. He will be making his 16th start of the season. That was his only career start against the Marlins. This will be his first trip to Marlins Park.

Phelps got the loss in his last time out against the Padres. He went 6 innings and allowed two runs. That was his only career start against the Padres. He is winless in July despite having a 2.57 ERA in 4 games.

Offensive Player to Watch: Yangervis Solarte

Solarte has been swinging the ball well in the last week. He is hitting .381 in his last 7 games with two doubles and a triple. He was 1 for 3 in the game against Phelps last week. He is hitting .278 with 3 home runs in the month of July.