June 22nd, 2011

Luebke to get start against Braves

The Padres return home this weekend for a three-game set with the Braves that marks the third meeting between the two teams this season. The two clubs have split the six games they have played so far, with each team taking two of three on the road from each other.

Bud Black today announced his rotation for the series, with Cory Luebke making his first start of the 2011 season after 29 relief appearances.  A starter throughout his minor league career, Luebke made three starts (in four appearances) for the Padres last season. As a starter, he went 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA, earning his first Major League win on 9/8/10 vs. LAD after 6.0 shutout innings of two-hit ball.

Here are the projected matchups for the series against the Braves:

RHP Tim Stauffer (2-5, 3.13) vs. RHP Derek Lowe (3-5, 4.10)

RHP Dustin Moseley (2-6, 3.02) vs. RHP Jair Jurrjens (9-3, 2.11)

LHP Cory Luebke (1-2, 3.23) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (6-6, 6.73)

Lineup 6/22 at BOS

Padres go for the series win today. It would be their first ever series victory over the Red Sox. Go Pads!