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Series Preview #22: Diamondbacks @ Padres

Note: Written Sunday afternoon, some stats referenced do not include Sunday

The San Diego Padres were just swept in Colorado three straight by the Rockies, getting knocked out of first place in the process. Telescoping out however, they haven’t let adversity derail their season. In fact, they’ve thrived. Only ½ game behind the Dodgers in the NL West, they sit in the first Wild Card slot. This despite missing superstar Fernando Tatis Jr all year due to a wrist injury that’s not healing as quickly as expected (He’s yet to swing a bat)

Manager Bob Melvin has been dealing with health issues on and off this season.