San Diego Padres (65-77) @ Philadelphia Phillies (66-77)
Tuesday - Andrew Cashner vs. Tyler Cloyd
Wednesday - Eric Stults vs. Roy Halladay
Thursday - Tyson Ross vs. Cliff Lee
*All game times 7:05
R - 543 (27th)
AVG - .247 (22nd)
OPS - .691 (26th)
Will Venable/OF is having a breakout season (.273/.819, 21 HR, 17 SB), while Chase Headley/3B is having an awful season (.239/.709 after .286/.874 last year). Their offense is essentially built with a bunch of role players, with no real star power.
ERA - 4.11 (22nd)
WHIP - 1.36 (26th)
As per usual, all three starting pitchers this series have the ability to shutdown the Phils offense. Of course, Jim Abbott's missing right arm could do the same thing. Closer, Huston Street, as been on a roll this season, having only blown 1 save in 30 opportunities (can't say the same thing for Papelbum with 7 blown saves in 32 chances).
The Phils and Padres are nearly identical- bad offense and spotty pitching. With that said, I'm going with the Phightins taking 2 outta 3.