Andre Ethier was a late scratch tonight with a jammed right pinky, hurt during batting practice. Garret Anderson will start in right field in his place.
The Padres are 7-1 against left-handed starters this season. The Padres are only hitting .223/.340/.304 against southpaw starters, but have drawn 29 walks in 45 innings. The key to their success has been getting the starter out of there early, as five of the eight lefty starters have lasted just five innings or less.
Clayton Kershaw is tied for third in the major leagues with 27 walks allowed. Hey, 7-2 isn't a bad record.
Here are the lineups: