Arizona faces San Diego, looks to build on Kelly’s strong showing
Phoenix; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Merrill Kelly. Kelly threw seven innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with nine strikeouts against San Diego.
The Diamondbacks are 32-37 against the rest of their division. Arizona has slugged .448 this season. Ketel Marte leads the club with a .584 slugging percentage, including 69 extra-base hits and 29 home runs.
The Padres have gone 28-32 against division opponents. San Diego has a collective on-base percentage of .307, led by Manny Machado with a mark of .332. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 2-1. Merrill Kelly recorded his 10th victory and Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple for Arizona. Ronald Bolanos registered his first loss for San Diego.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 33 home runs and is slugging .535. Marte is 14-for-34 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 8-2, .269 batting average, 3.46 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Padres: 5-5, .232 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: (forearm), Robert Stock: (bicep), Garrett Richards: (elbow), Jacob Nix: (elbow), Adrian Morejon: (shoulder), Aaron Loup: (elbow), Brett Kennedy: (shoulder), Carl Edwards Jr.: (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: (knee), Jose Castillo: (finger), Franchy Cordero: (quad), Fernando Tatis Jr.: (back), Ian Kinsler: (neck), Francisco Mejia: (oblique).