Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Anderson looks to quiet Padres on Robinson Day

The D-backs and Padres wrap up their three-game series Wednesday night at Petco Park with Arizona's Chase Anderson facing off against right-hander Brandon Morrow on Jackie Robinson Day.
Anderson will be making his second start of the season after receiving a no-decision last Friday night against the Dodgers. He was only able to get through five innings and left with the game tied at 3.
Morrow made his Padres debut last Wednesday and held the Giants scoreless for seven innings, while striking out seven.
"He's got a lot of weapons," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He's got fastball velocity -- when the fastball is down it has sink, a good overhand curve, slider and a wicked change."
Things to know about this game
• San Diego left fielder Justin Upton has a hit in each of the team's first nine games of the season, tying him with Billy Butler of the A's for the longest hit streak in 2015. Dating back to Sept. 26 of last season, Upton has an 11-game hitting streak.
• Oddly enough, none of Anderson's 21 starts during his rookie year came at Petco Park. Wednesday will be his first.
• This is the final game of the Padres' initial homestand. They will travel to Chicago on Friday to open a seven-game road trip that also includes four games in Colorado.

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