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Padres Seek 1st Series Win

San Diego Looking To Take 2 of 3 in Denver

By Derek Togerson
|  Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012  |  Updated 4:38 PM PDT
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Padres Seek 1st Series Win

Will Venable and the Padres will need a few runs to take their first series of 2012.

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Sure, the Padres lost to 49-year-old Jamie Moyer on Tuesday night. Sure, they're 3-9 and solidly in last place in the National League West. Sure, their longest winning streak in 2012 is one game. We're going to focus on the positive here.

The Padres and Rockies split the first two games at Coors Field, so on Wednesday night in Colorado, the Padres have a chance to win their first series of the season. Clayton Richard, owner of one of San Diego's wins, gets the start against Juan Nicasio, who is giving up six and a half runs a game.

Plus, the Friars are 1-0 on Wednesdays this season! So they've got that going for them, which is nice.

One thing that's interesting about the Padres is, their hitters don't make contact with the ball more than any team in baseball. But that's both good and bad. San Diego leads the majors in both strikeouts, with 100, and walks, with 53. So they're really good at getting on base. Now they just have to work on moving those runners around to score runs.

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