Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres: Series Preview #3

By Dennis Tresca
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Apr 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) throws during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: April 13th: Diamondbacks@Padres

Pitching Matchup: RHP Rubby De La Rosa vs. RHP Andrew Cashner

Game Notes:

De La Rosa will be looking to improve on his season debut against the Giants, where he pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed 6 runs on 8 hits.

He has only faced the Padres one time in his career, getting a no decision in 2011 while with the Dodgers. He pitched well, giving up no runs on only 1 hit to go along with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.

Andrew Cashner had a very similar season debut against Dodgers, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings.

In his last 3 starts against the Diamondbacks, Cashner is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts in 18 innings.