Current record: 63-48, 2nd place in NL Central, 2.5 games back
Up Next: San Diego Padres, 49-64, 4th place in NL West, 12.5 games back
Season Series: First time playing
Notes: The Padres are the last team on the Bucs’ schedule that they have not previously faced this season. Carlos Quentin and Chase Headley lead the offense with OPS’s of .912 and .814. Hot hitting rookie catcher is Yasmani Grandal is injured and will miss the series. The Padres chose not to sell at the trade deadline and signed Quentin and closer Huston Street to contract extensions. One thing this Padres team does very well is steal bases. They have been successful on 99/132 attempts (80%).
Familiar Faces: Ross Ohlendorf
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