(SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Upton and the San Diego Padres look to win their
second straight series on Wednesday night as they wrap a three-game set with
the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Upton hit a solo homer and scored twice in last night’s 5-1 victory. The
first-year Padre has a hit in all nine games this season, batting .303 with
two homers and six RBI.
Matt Kemp, also new to San Diego’s outfield this season, added a pair of hits,
scored twice and drove in a run last night, while Odrisamer Despaigne
scattered a run and two hits over seven strong innings.
San Diego won for the fourth time in five games as it took three of four last
week from the San Francisco Giants.
Jeremy Hellickson took the loss as he was tagged for five runs on seven hits
with three walks and six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks, who
had won three of four coming in.
Mark Trumbo drove in Arizona’s only run with a double in the fourth inning
that chased home David Peralta.
Brandon Morrow attempts to pitch the Padres to another win and build off an
excellent debut with the club last Friday.
The 30-year-old righty did not get a decision in a 1-0 win over the Giants
despite seven scoreless frames of work. He scattered four hits and three walks
while striking out seven.
Morrow lost the only previous time he faced the Diamondbacks, allowing six
runs over four innings.
Arizona counters with righty Chase Anderson, who kicked off his second major
league season with a no-decision versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He
yielded three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings of the
Diamondbacks’ 4-3 win, striking out six.
Anderson faced the Padres three times as a rookie last season, going 2-1 with
a 4.20 ERA.
The Diamondbacks have won five of their past seven versus the Padres and went
12-7 in this matchup last season.