National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, July 27th
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (46-58) at Arizona Diamondbacks (54-49), 8:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Andrew Cashner (6-5, 3.84)
Arizona - Tyler Skaggs (2-2, 4.11)
(Sports Network) - Tyler Skaggs tries to match Randall Delgado's series-
opening gem on Saturday when the Arizona Diamondbacks continue a three-game
series with the San Diego Padres at Chase Field.
Delgado was brilliant on Friday, as he spun a three-hit shutout to lead
Arizona in a 10-0 rout.
Delgado (3-3) struck out three and walked just one over his efficient outing,
needing exactly 100 pitches to notch his first career shutout. The 23-year-old
right-hander added a pair of hits at the plate, becoming the first Arizona
pitcher to toss a shutout and notch a multi-hit game since Randy Johnson in
"He was in total command tonight," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said of
Delgado. "He's been really good and he's kind of been building up to this;
he's just got some good stuff."
Cliff Pennington and Martin Prado collected three hits and an RBI apiece,
while A.J. Pollock, Aaron Hill and Cody Ross each plated a pair of runs and
scored once for the Diamondbacks, who have won two straight and three of their
San Diego starter Eric Stults (8-9) had a forgettable outing, surrendering
seven runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits over five frames to absorb the loss.
"I didn't give us a chance to win from the start," Stults admitted.
Now, Arizona turns to the 22-year-old Skaggs, who is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA. The
lefty lost to Chicago on Monday, as the Cubs reached him for three runs and
seven hits in six innings.
"I left a few up in the zone," Skaggs said. "A few pitches weren't where I
wanted them to be, and they got hit out of the yard."
Skaggs has faced the Padres twice and is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA against them.
San Diego, meanwhile, will counter with righty Andrew Cashner, who beat the
Milwaukee Brewers his last time out. Cashner allowed three runs and three
hits in that one and improved to 6-5 to go along with a 3.84 ERA.
Cashner beat the D'Backs earlier in the year and is 2-0 with a 3.63 ERA in
eight games (4 starts) against them.
Despite Friday's loss, the Padres are 6-4 in this series this season.
07/27 10:26:21 ET