The Dodgers go for their second straight sweep of the Padres Wednesday night. Ted Lilly looks to get back on track, and Petco Park just might be the place for him to do it. Tim Stauffer starts for San Diego, who has lost six of the first eight games of their nine-game homestand.
Lilly is in the first year of a three-year, $33 million contract and has so far been a disappointment. Lilly is 7-10 with a 5.02 ERA this season, and has only pitched into the seventh inning once in his last 10 starts, averaging just 5 1/3 innings per outing during that span. However, Lilly has had success against the Padres this season, allowing four runs in 15 1/3 innings over three starts. Lilly won two of the starts and had the other outing cut short thanks to a rain delay on April 8 at Petco Park.
Matt Kemp is simply on fire right now, riding a 10-game hitting streak into Wednesday's series finale. During the streak, Kemp is hitting .450/.465/.750 with seven extra-base hits. He has eight multi-hit games during the streak, including each of the last six games. In 36 career games at Petco Park, Kemp is hitting .339/.400/.471.
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