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

By Dennis Tresca
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Apr 8, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) throws in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Diamondbacks@Padres: April 14th

Pitching Matchup: RHP Jeremy Hellickson vs. RHP Odrisamer Despaigne

The good news? Jeremy Hellickson allowed only 3 runs in his season debut against the Giants. The bad news? They came in only 4 1/3 innings of work and came with 9 hits. He’ll be looking to lower that 6.23 ERA.

Despaigne will be making his first start of 2015, filling in for the injured Ian Kennedy.

Despaigne pitched well against the Diamondbacks during his rookie campaign in 2014, going 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA.