Familiar Faces Return to SD as Padres Host Braves

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Aug 16, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder

Cameron Maybin

(25) hits a lead off walk off home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks during the tenth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Diamondbacks 2-1 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (56-62) head back home after a quick three-game road trip. They will host the Atlanta Braves (53-64) of the NL East.

This will be the last series in a stretch of teams with a worse record than San Diego. After this series, 6 of their next 8 series will be against teams with a better record. It is also a series of homecomings for a few Braves players. Cameron Maybin, Jace Peterson and Matt Wisler were all part of the Padres organization last season.

The Padres are coming off of a series win in Colorado but they could not get the sweep after a weird and frustrating game on Sunday.

The Braves are also coming off a series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves have been dreadful on the road with a 21-40 record.

The Padres are 26-29 at home this season.

In injury news, Cory Spangenberg is back with the team. Wil Myers is taking pain-free swings off the tee and seems to be progressing towards a return before the 2015 season is over. Relievers Brandon Maurer and Marcos Mateo remain on the shelf for at least another week.

Next: Game 1 Preview

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