Padres Welcome Fightin’ Phils to San Diego

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Jul 19, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) watches after hitting a home run during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (52-57) limp back home after a road trip that started out very promising ended in a very disappointing manner. They will host the last place Philadelphia Phillies (42-67). The Padres dropped their series against the Brewers despite starting the series with a 13-5 win. They were 5-5 on the road trip.

The Phillies actually have been playing good baseball since the All-Star break, going 13-5. They finished with a winning July (13-12). They just dropped a series against the Dodgers.

In injury news, Brandon Morrow could be lost for the rest of the season as they have discovered he may need shoulder surgery. Wil Myers is pain-free and should begin baseball activities very soon. Perhaps we may see him before the season ends. Cory Spangenberg is hitting .182 in three games on his rehab stint in Double-A San Antonio.