Cory Luebke takes this hill this afternoon in his first start of 2011. He is looking to help the Pads take two of three from the Braves and clinch the season series in the final matchup against Atlanta.
In Luebke’s last outing, he worked 3.1 innings of relief in Boston, earning a chance in the starting rotation. In 2010, Luebke made three starts in four appearances. As a starter, he went 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA (8 ER/15.2 IP). Since being selected by the Padres as the 63rd overall pick in the 2007 Draft, Luebke has made 84 minor league appearances, 74 as a starter. In his 19 minor league games (17 starts) during the 2010 campaign, he went 10-1 with a 2.68 ERA (34 ER/114.0 IP) between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Portland before earning a promotion to the Majors.