|Doc's Sports National League Side Smash|
3-Unit Play. Take #961 Arizona over San Diego (10:10 p.m. Thursday, August 16)
If Arizona wants to keep their lead and win the National League West they need to win games like this. Clay Buchholz has been a pleasant surprise for the D'backs who was signed as a free agent on May 4th. Buchholz has gone 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA over 11 starts for Arizona and he has beaten the Padres both times he has faced them in his career. The Padres have struggled to get wins when opening series in San Diego this season as they are 2-18 in home series openers. Jacob Nix will be making his second start for the Padres and he didn't give up any runs against the Phillies in his first one but I think it will be different against Arizona's lineup. The Diamondbacks have won seven of the first ten games played between these two teams and I think they will win this one as well.
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