Diamondbacks (69-71) Vs. Padres (65-75): Pregame Notes And Starting Lineups

Being 5½ games out of the playoffs with just 22 games remaining, the Arizona Diamondbacks need to win every series possible. Today, they have an opportunity to win their series against the San Diego Padres, after snapping a seven game losing streak against the Friars last night. After going 2-8 in their most recent home stand, the Diamondbacks are 5-4 on this road trip, hoping to end it today with another win. Left-hander Patrick Corbin will get the start for the Diamondbacks, while lefty Andrew Werner will start for the Padres.

Corbin did not figure in his last outing, a 9-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants September 3. He threw five innings, and after allowing four runs in the first, he retired 13 of the final 16 batters he faced. The last win Corbin recorded was on August 18, when he helped the Diamondbacks beat the Astros 12-4. Corbin, who is in his third stint with the Diamondbacks this season, is 5-6 with a 4.13 ERA in 12 big league starts. Corbin will be making his first start at Petco Field against the Padres today.

Werner is making only his fourth major league start of his career, after being called up and making his MLB debut August 22. In his last outing, Werner did not figure in the decision after pitching six innings, and allowing only two runs on five hits, while striking out eight. Werner has pitched six innings in each of his previous three outings, and has given up a home run in each game. He has 17 strikeouts in his total of 18 innings pitched, and is 1-1, with a 3.00 ERA in his three career starts.

The Diamondbacks will get Monday off after this series and then begin an eight game home stand, with two games against the Dodgers, three against the Giants, and three more against the Padres. The Diamondbacks are 27-17 in series finale games this season, and are hoping to win their 17th overall series this year.

Here are the rest of today's starting lineups:

Padres:

Chris Denorfia (RF)

Logan Forsythe (2B)

Chase Headley (3B)

Carlos Quentin (LF)

Jesus Gusman (1B)

Cameron Maybin (CF)

Andy Parrino (SS)

John Baker (C)

Andrew Werner (P, 1-1, 3.00 ERA)

Diamondbacks:

Adam Eaton (CF)

Aaron Hill (2B)

Jason Kubel (LF)

Paul Goldschmidt (1B)

Justin Upton (RF)

Miguel Montero (C)

Chris Johnson (3B)

John McDonald (SS)

Patrick Corbin (P, 5-6 4.13 ERA)

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