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Diamondbacks series preview: Back home against the Padres

By Matthew Rzodkiewicz
Apr 15, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (one from left) is congratulated after scoring during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (one from left) is congratulated after scoring during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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As for Arizona’s offense, no player has had too much experience against any of San Diego’s young pitching. In his brief tenure with the Diamondbacks, Michael Bourn has hit .400 with two stolen bases and four RBI, so it will be interesting to see if the journeymen veteran can keep putting together numbers what many thought he was no longer capable of. Paul Goldschmidt, who has had several at bats against San Diego’s pitching and seems to be turning his 2016

campaign around, has a career .444 batting average against Sunday’s starter, Drew Pomeranz. Goldschmidt has batted .318 in his past seven games.

For San Diego, all eyes will be on the surprising ace in Drew Pomeranz. The young southpaw has spent time in the Oakland and Colorado organizations as both a starter and reliever. He’s allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last five starts, all of which have been against potent offensive teams in the Dodgers, Mets, Cubs, and Giants. It’ll be interesting to see what he can muster up against the Diamondbacks this weekend.

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