After a four game series in San Diego against the San Diego Padres where the Arizona Diamondbacks lost 3 of 4 and a three game home stand against the Colorado Rockies where the Diamondbacks lost 2 of 3 I was not exactly enthusiastic about the Padres coming to Chase Field for another three games. San Diego arrived in a virtual tie with the Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West. The teams seem to be going in opposite directions right now. San Diego is 9-4 in their last 13 games while Arizona is 5-8. That is not exactly the kind of momentum you are hoping for to begin the last series against your divisional rival. The pitching match-ups for this series are quite similar to those last week which didn’t work out too well for the Diamondbacks either.

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