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Series Preview: The battle for last place

By Matthew Rzodkiewicz
May 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler (29) is congratulated by catcher Chris Herrmann (10) after closing out the game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler (29) is congratulated by catcher Chris Herrmann (10) after closing out the game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports /
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Prediction

With Archie Bradley’s recent success and Arizona’s hot bats, I can’t imagine them having too difficult a time defeating the last-place Padres. Despite only winning one of three against the Giants, Arizona really gave them a run for their money—only being outscored 16-14 against a first-place team. I’d guess that the D-Backs pull out a sweep against the Padres.

May 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Michael Bourn (1) high fives Chris Herrmann (10) after beating the San Diego Padres 6-3 at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Michael Bourn (1) high fives Chris Herrmann (10) after beating the San Diego Padres 6-3 at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports /
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