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Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres: Pitching Probables, Players to Watch

By Joseph Jacquez
Sep 21, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (R) is congratulated by third baseman Jake Lamb (22) after hitting a two run home run during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (R) is congratulated by third baseman Jake Lamb (22) after hitting a two run home run during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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San Diego Padres center fielder Manuel Margot (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)
San Diego Padres center fielder Manuel Margot (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports) /

Manuel Margot: Margot one key piece of the youngest roster in baseball. Among N.L. rookies, he leads in runs scored (nine), hits (15), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.500) and total bases (28). He is also tied for first with three home runs and is second with four doubles. Margot is 6-for-11 as a leadoff batter.

Hunter Renfroe: Renfroe is tied for first among N.L. rookies in home runs (three) and RBI (six) and second in hits (13), slugging percentage and tied for third in runs scored.

Will Myers: The Padres first baseman owns the second longest active hitting streak in the senior circuit at eight games. He is hitting .438 since April 9. He also owns a career .347 average versus Arizona.

Ryan Schimpf:  Ryan Schimpf has the oddest statistical line. He leads the MLB with 14 walks. He has also struck out 14 times. Schimpf is a career .347 hitter against Arizona.

Goldschmidt and Tomas: Goldschmidt has reached base safely in 17 straight games against the Friars. That is tied for the longest active streak with Ender Inciarte. Tomas has hit safely in his last five against San Diego (8-for-18).

Pollock and Peralta: Pollock and David Peralta became the first 1-2 hitter combo in franchise history to record four hits each in a single game on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks will score more runs on the road if both keep hitting.

Brandon Drury: Pollock and Peralta have come around. Now it is time to get Drury going. He is just 3-for-23 on the road trip.

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The Diamondbacks are just 49-72 at Petco Park since 2004. They will try to reverse that trend this week.

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