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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 3 starts
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, regular season
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. STL
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Despaigne hasn't gotten much in the way of run support (11 runs in his past 10 starts), but has had other issues. For the second month in a row, he had an ERA over 5.00 (5.59, to be exact), and his fastball command hasn't been where it was in April.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Martinez, regular season
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. SD
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Martinez's career ERA against the Padres (16.20) is higher than his ERA against any other team, but he has only faced them out of the bullpen (three appearances).

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, regular season
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Kennedy has been hurt by poor defense the last two times out, allowing a combined eight unearned runs. There's one saving grace: He has a 3.38 ERA on the road in 2015. He's allowed 16 earned runs in 16 innings in three career starts at Busch Stadium.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, regular season
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. SD
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Lynn is 0-2 in two day games with an ERA of 5.73 as opposed to a 2.30 ERA in 12 night games. The Cardinals have scored two runs or fewer in seven of his 14 starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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Shields started off July with a loss against the Mariners. The right-hander pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two runs, walking four and striking out seven batters. In June, Shields had a 5.52 ERA in 29 1/3 innings.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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    Tyson Ross, regular season
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Ross battled command issues the last time out, walking five for the third time in his last four starts. He allowed three runs on four hits in six innings and even connected for his first career home runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 3 starts
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    Andrew Cashner, regular season
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Cashner opened his most recent start by retiring the first 10 hitters he faced. He allowed one earned run on three hits in six innings before leaving. After scuffling in June, he has allowed three runs in his last 13 innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. SD
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