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Arizona at San Diego
When: 8:40 PM ET, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres, who square off again at Petco Park on Saturday, have played two marathon games this season and split the decisions. Freddy Galvis' run-scoring double in the 15th inning on Friday gave the host Padres a 3-2 victory in the series opener, exacting a form of revenge for a 16-inning loss at Arizona on July 8.

The hot-hitting Galvis recorded two hits for his seventh multi-hit performance in 12 games and is a torrid 22-for-50 during that stretch. San Diego's Hunter Renfroe was scratched from the starting lineup due to illness but belted a game-tying, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the 12th inning after Arizona moved ahead in the top of the frame. The Diamondbacks continued their late-season swoon with their 14th loss in 19 games and also have dropped nine of their last 11 road contests. Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt, who went 1-for-6 in the series opener, is in a 2-for-22 funk over his last six games and has registered just one RBI without a homer over his last 18 contests.

TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, FS Arizona, FS San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Zack Godley (14-11, 4.75 ERA) vs. Padres RH Jacob Nix (2-4, 6.81)

Godley has lost four straight starts, posting a horrific 7.64 ERA during that stretch. The 28-year-old began his streak of losses against the Padres, when he gave up four runs and two hits over five innings on Sept. 3. Godley is 2-1 with a 5.24 ERA in five appearances (four starts) versus San Diego this season and 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 14 career meetings (10 starts).

Nix is making his ninth major-league start and has yet to issue more than two walks in any of his outings. The 22-year-old was torched by Arizona on Aug. 16, when he recorded just two outs while giving up five runs and five hits. Nix lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last turn as he gave up six runs and six hits over 2 1/3 innings.

WALK-OFFS

1. Padres rookie C Francisco Mejia struck out three times in six hitless at-bats in the series opener and is just 4-for-30 over his last 10 contests.

2. Arizona INF Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-7 on Friday to extend his hitting streak to nine games.

3. San Diego RHP Brett Kennedy (knee) underwent surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training next year.

PREDICTION: Padres 4, Rockies 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Arizona 81-79 L1 40-41 41-38 17-17 16-16 38-36 10-10
San Diego 65-95 W2 30-49 35-46 15-17 16-18 27-47 7-13
Last Meeting
Arizona San Diego
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/28/18 ARI 2 SD 3 x .192 0 .526 .167 2 .606
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona P. Goldschmidt .391 27 1.105
San Diego W. Myers .273 15 .939
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 3 9 16
San Diego W. Myers 4 11 11
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 2.95 .266 183
San Diego 4.98 .198 171
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona D. Peralta .295 164 .874
San Diego E. Hosmer .249 151 .708
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 33 95 83
San Diego H. Renfroe 26 52 68
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 3.73 .235 1431
San Diego 4.42 .235 1382